Killing in Yoshiwara A.K.A. Heroes of the Red-Light District
妖刀物語花の吉原百人斬り (yotomonogatari: hana no yoshiwara hyaku-ningiri)
Saturday, April 14, 2012
1960, 109 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Tomu Uchida. With Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, shinobu Chihara, Kogiku Hanayagi, Kensaku Hara, Chiezo Kataoka.
The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida “the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa,” Killing in Yoshiwara ranks with Uchida’s finest postwar work. This dark melodrama’s sudden and violent end in a shower of cherry blossoms is one of the most impressive scenes in Uchida’s canon.
Part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.
Free admission with ticket at j-CATION
Part of Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.
Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation.