SKU 3168

ORIZURU OSEN (The Downfall of Osen) (1935) * with switchable English subtitles *

Isuzu Yamada ... Osen Daijirô Natsukawa Daijirô Natsukawa ... Sokichi Hata Mitsusaburô Ramon Mitsusaburô Ramon ... Ukiki Genichi Fuji Genichi Fuji ... Matsuda Shinzô Shibata Shinzô Shibata ... Kumazawa Mitsuru Tojo Mitsuru Tojo ... Amadani Junichi Kitamura Junichi Kitamura ... Sakazuki no Heishiro Shizuko Takizawa Shizuko Takizawa ... Osode Sue Itô Sue Itô ... Sokichi's grandmother (as Sue Ito) Suisei Matsui Suisei Matsui ... Narrator Eiji Nakano Eiji Nakano ... Professor

In Tokyo, Osen is the servant girl of an unscrupulous antiques dealer, Kumazawa, who takes in the penniless Sokichi Hata. Kumazawa mistreats Sokichi and Osen, while swindling some Buddhist monks out of their temple treasures. When Kumazawa is arrested, Osen agrees to help Sokichi finance his dream of going to medical school. They live in a humble room, and eventually the only way Osen can find enough money for them is to prostitute herself during the day, without Sokichi knowing.

DVD-R has Japanese intertitles with switchable English subtitles. There are two audio tracks: one with reading of intertitles by a woman; the other, by a man. Approx. 87 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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