The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

forbidden love osaka, japan tokyo, japan kabuki 19th century adopted son theatrical troupe

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

Release Date: October 13, 1939

Year    :   1939
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Romance, Drama
Production Companies    :   Shochiku
Director    :   Kenji Mizoguchi
Producers    :   Shintarô Shirai
Writers    :   Matsutarō Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda, Shôfû Muramatsu
RunTime    :   144 mins.

In late 19th century Tokyo, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adopted son of a legendary actor, himself an actor specializing in female roles, discovers that he is only praised for his acting due to his status as his father's heir. Devastated by this, he turns to Otoku, a servant of his family, for comfort, and they fall in love. Kikunosuke becomes determined to leave home and develop as an actor on his own merits, and Otoku faithfully follows him.

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