Sansho the Bailiff ( Sanshô dayû ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1469

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1955

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Actors: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Eitarô Shindô, Masao Shimizu, Ken Mitsuda

Plot: When a compassionate governor finds himself ousted and banished in medieval Japan, he attempts to keep his family together. Yet his wife and children become separated, and they are raised amidst suffering and oppression. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/06/2012

Although it begins kind of slowly, Sansho the Bailiff is a poignant story that is deeply affecting, with nuanced characters and a smart script. The emotional tension of the story is made more effective by populating the cast with believable characters who we genuinely want to root for, despite their tragic conditions.

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fake_username - wrote on 03/23/2008

An emotionally draining and beautifully shot movie and one of the greatest Japanese movies of all time. One of the most aesthetically pleasing movies to ever cross my eye.

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