Bamboo Doll of Echizen (1963)

  |  Drama, Romance


Bamboo Doll of Echizen (1963) Poster

Haunting melodrama focuses on a young bamboo worker who takes his father's prostitute as his wife.


7.2/10
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2 wins.

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27 September 2016 | godgetsmepumped
10
| A forgotten masterpiece
A geisha marries a meek maker of bamboo dolls, but he won't have sex with her. Lonely and desperate, she sleeps with a former client and becomes pregnant. This haunting film is filled with repressed emotions and guilt in the best Japanese sense. Ayako Wakao carries the film and is supported by equally good performances from the great Ko Nishimura and Junichiro Yamashita. Director Yoshimura also made the sublime THE BALL AT THE ANJO HOUSE just after the war. Based on a novel by Tsutomu Minakami, who also wrote 'The Temple of Wild Geese.' This is an obscure, forgotten masterpiece. It's possible Yoshishige Yoshida and Akio Jissoji learned a lot from the style.

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Release Date:

5 October 1963

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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