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Double Suicide

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A masterpiece of Japanese New Wave cinema, renowned filmmaker [[Performer~P111255~Masahiro Shinoda~masahiroshinoda]] directs this brilliant modernist reworking of a famous 1720 bunraku (puppet theater) play written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Set in Osaka in the 18th century, the film centers on the doomed romance between Jihei ([[Performer~P38054~Kichiemon Nakamura~kichiemonnakamura]]), a down and out married paper merchant passionately in love with doe-eyed courtesan Koharu ([[Performer~P34725~Shima...more

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