The Song Lantern

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The Song Lantern

The Song Lantern

Release Date: February 11, 1943

Year    :   1943
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Toho Film (Eiga) Co. Ltd.
Director    :   Mikio Naruse
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Izumi Kyōka, Mantarô Kubota
RunTime    :   93 mins.

A self-absorbed young actor humiliates an elderly Noh performer, who then commits suicide. His act of cruelty compels his father to disown him, leading the once promising actor to a life on the streets. But his desire to win back the respect of his father and the affection of the dead actor's daughter pushes him toward a more noble existence. Naruse employed a delicately structured mise-en-scene in this family melodrama, which evokes the work of Josef von Sternberg.

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