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Chikamatsu Monogatari

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Master filmmaker [[Performer~P103129~Kenji Mizoguchi~kenjimizoguchi]] directs this tale of star-crossed lovers, based on a puppet play by [[Performer~P316624~Monzaemon Chikamatsu~monzaemonchikamatsu]]. Set in 1693 during a period of rigid feudal hierarchy and strict social customs, the film unfolds in the estate of a miserly scroll maker named Ishun ([[Performer~P65335~Eitaro Shindo~eitaroshindo]]). While Ishun busies himself by harassing a comely worker named Otama ([[Performer~P49459~Yoko...more

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