Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Osaka Elegy

Osaka Elegy is a 1936 Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and starring Isuzu Yamada.

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Senses of Cinema calls it "bitter and bleak". Bright Lights Film Journal says,
It was not until 1936, with Osaka Elegy, that he came into his own as a director. With this film, he said, "I was able finally to learn to show life as I see it."

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