When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives. However, the woman's husband blames himself for his wife's straying and attempts to thwart the law demanding capital punishment.
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Did You Know?
Both of the distinguished screenwriters who adapted this film from the famous Monzaemon Chikamatsu puppet play, "The Drum of the Waves of Horikawa," Kaneto Shindô
and Shinobu Hashimoto
, would subsequently die at the age of 100 years, Shindo in May 2012 and Hashimoto in July 2018. According to IMDB, this is the only screenplay on which they collaborated. See more