Artikelnummer 6722

LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS (Bangiku) (1954) * with switchable English subtitles *

Haruko Sugimura as Kin Chikako Hosokawa as Tamae Yūko Mochizuki as Tomi Sadako Sawamura as Nobu Ken Uehara as Tabe Hiroshi Koizumi as Kiyoshi Ineko Arima as Sachiko Bontaro Miake as Seki Sonosuke Sawamura as Sentaro Daisuke Katō as Itaya Directed by Mikio Naruse Written by Sumie Tanaka Fumiko Hayashi

Late Chrysanthemums interweaves the lives of four retired geisha in Tokyo over a period of four successive days. Kin, the first of the geisha, is a moneylender and a merciless businesswoman, who is insistent upon being repaid by her former geisha sisters Tamae, Tomi and Nobu. Tamae and Tomi, both former geisha and widows, live together. Nobu, the fourth of the geisha, runs a restaurant with her husband, which is frequented by the other women. 

DVD-R is in Japanese with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 97 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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CHRYSANTHEMUMS a moving character study., 18.09.2022 12:57
A fresh, funny and often sad look at the lives of four women struggling with grim economic conditions in post war Japan. The performances are all very striking, and the story unfolds in surprising ways. Crisp, clean photography and confident direction make this feature a worthwhile and at times very emotional viewing experience. AAA+++
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