Artikelnummer 6484

A PAGE OF MADNESS (Kurutta Ichipeiji) (1926) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa Written by Teinosuke Kinugasa Yasunari Kawabata Banko Sawada Minoru Inuzuka Produced by Teinosuke Kinugasa Masao Inoue the custodian Ayako Iijima the custodian's daughter Yoshie Nakagawa the custodian's wife Hiroshi Nemoto the fiancé Misao Seki the chief doctor Minoru Takase patient A Eiko Minami the dancer Kyosuke Takamatsu patient B, the bearded inmate Tetsu Tsuboi patient C Shintarō Takiguchi the gateman's son

The film takes place in an asylum in the countryside. Amid a torrential rainstorm, a janitor wanders through the halls revealing the various patients suffering from mental illnesses. The next day, a young woman arrives and is surprised to see her father, the janitor, working there. Her mother is an inmate in the asylum and had gone insane due to the cruelty of her husband, when he was a sailor. The husband, feeling guilty, took a job at the asylum to care for her. The daughter announces that she is to soon marry a fine young man, but the janitor begins to worry, since society at the time still maintained the prejudiced view that mental illness was inherited. If the young man's family were to learn of the mother’s illness, the marriage might be called off. 

DVD-R has Japanese intertitles with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 71 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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