When a travelling kabuki troupe brings their show to a seaside port, Komajuro (Ganjiro Nakamura), an ageing actor, is reunited with his former lover, sake bar owner Oyoshi (Haruki Sugimura), and his illegitimate son Kiyoshi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi), to the distress of his current mistress Sumiko (Machiko Kyo).
Moving, realistic, and a glimpse into another world
- Floating Weeds review by MS
Although a little slow in one or two places, this film always held my interest -- partly because the characters were completely believable, and beautifully acted, and partly because it was was a vivid picture of a world that's disappeared. The Kabuki plays shown were fascinating in themselves.