Share

Watch It

On DVD: TBD | On Blu-ray: TBD

Genji Monogatari Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Genji Monogatori (A Tale of Genji) was another copacetic collaboration between Japanese director Kosaburo Yoshimura and screenwriter Kaneto Shindo. Based on a long-popular novel by Murasaki Shikibu, the film stars Kazuo Hasegawa as Genji, the illegitimate offspring of a Japanese potentate. Seemingly irresistible to women, Genji accepts the philosophy of "love 'em and leave 'em" as a matter of course. Only when his heart is broken by Awaji ([[Performer~P39707~Machiko Kyo~machikokyo]]) does Genji realizes how much pain he himself has caused. Visually, the film is a feast, capturing its 8th-century time-frame with pinpoint accuracy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Cannes Film Festival Kohei Sugiyama Best Cinematography 1952 Winner

Cast

Kazuo Hasegawa
as Genji
Michiyo Kogure
as Fujisubo
Machiko Kyo
as Awaji
Mitsuko Mito
as Aoi
Nobuko Otowa
as Murasaki

Crew

Murasaki Shikibu
Book Author
Kaneto Shindo
Screenwriter
Hiroshi Mizutani
Editor
Advertisement