Ugetsu Monogatari Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 615

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 37

Theatrical Release Date: 09/07/1954

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Actors: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Eitarô Ozawa, Ikio Sawamura, Mitsuko Mito

Plot: Long hailed as one of the great achievements in Japanese cinema, Kenji Mizoguchi's film, set against the backdrop of the civil wars of 16th Century Japan, follow two men looking for glory: one as a potter, the other as a would-be samurai. Their ambition causes them to abandon their respective wives, leading to tragedy. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/19/2012

Although the film's pacing, as a whole, feels uneven (the first half is more focused on the selling of pottery during wartime and the second more on the supernatural element of the story), I definitely liked the whole dreamlike feel of the film. The final scenes are touching and the film drives its themes of love and devotion home powerfully.

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