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Love Under the Crucifix (1962)

Ogin-sama (original title)
| Drama | April 1965 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ineko Arima ... Ogin-sama
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Ukon Takayama
Ganjirô Nakamura Ganjirô Nakamura ... Sen no Rikyû
Mieko Takamine ... Riki
Osamu Takizawa Osamu Takizawa ... Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara ... Mitsunari Ishida
Manami Fuji Manami Fuji ... Uno
Yumeji Tsukioka Yumeji Tsukioka ... Yodo Gimi
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô ... Sôan Mozuyo
Minoru Chiaki
Masakazu Tamura Masakazu Tamura
Ryûji Kita Ryûji Kita
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô
Shinobu Araki Shinobu Araki
Kuniko Miyake
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Under the Crucifix See more »

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Ninjin Club See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Steller film by Tanaka with hints of Mizoguchi
10 January 2006 | by ottffsse_sequenceSee all my reviews

This is a pretty good film not to be overlooked by fans of Japanese film. Kinoyu Tanaka directed it. She played in the very important and better known films by Mizoguchi Kenji, such as 'The Life of Oharu' and 'Sansho Dayu'.

The basic story in 'Love under the Crucifix' is about Ogin, daughter of a tea master, are both Christins in feudal Japan. Ogin falls in love with a feudal prince, also a Christian who is already married, and that creates problems. Further, when the Shogun bans Christianity, the situation worsens. Anyway, this film has strong tenants of humanism and feminism alla Mizoguchi, heavily influenced by'Life of Oharu", yet Tanaka does lack not a little of her Master's touch, as the film is very much too overdramaticized at times. That being said, the music score is really really good, and is bone chilling at times, as is the performance by the lead actress. I give it 7.5/10.


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