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Shikibu Monogatari Details

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Veteran director [[Performer~P98261~Kei Kumai~keikumai]] spins this tale about Toyoichi Otomo ([[Performer~P199967~Eiji Okuda~eijiokuda]]) who suffers from psychological and spiritual troubles after a horrific industrial accident. He lives with his elderly mother ([[Performer~P36628~Kyoko Kagawa~kyokokagawa]]) and wife ([[Performer~P30282~Mieko Harada~miekoharada]]) near Mt. Aso in rural Kyushu. He seeks solace in a small religious group run by Buddhist nun Chishu-bo ([[Performer~P38549~Keiko Kishi~keikokishi]]) who claims to be the 68th descendant of famed 11th century poet Izumi Shikibu. The members of her sect regard her as a living saint. Yet instead of balming his soul, she riles his libido by playing a sexual cat-and-mouse game with the fragile Toyoichi. When she does bed him, it leads to a miracle healing -- followed by a terrible calamity. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast

Eiji Okuda
as Toyoichi Otomo
Keiko Kishi
as Priestess Chisu
Mieko Harada
as Terue Otomo
Kyoko Kagawa
as Isa Otomo
Tetta Sugimoto
as Yumenosuke

Crew

Kei Kumai
Director
Kei Kumai
Screenwriter
Masao Tochizawa
Cinematographer
Teizo Matsumura
Composer (Music Score)
Osamu Inoue
Editor
Takeo Kimura
Production Designer
Yukio Kubota
Sound/Sound Designer
Kazuo Hara
First Assistant Director
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