Rent Gonza the Spearman (1986)

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Synopsis:
One of the key works of Masahiro Shinoda (Double Suicide), "Gonza the Spearman" is an adaptation of a 'bunraku', or puppet theatre play, by the famous writer Chikamatsu. This 1717 tale of doomed love is transferred to the screen in a glorious visual presentation that seems to quote prints, scrolls and screens of the period. As with other great 'jidaigeki', or period pieces, this romance from the samurai period sharply contrasts public and private morality, as well as the opposing claims of duty and love.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Hiromi Gô, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Masayuki Motomochi
Writers:
Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Taeko Tomioka
Aka:
Yari no gonza
Studio:
Artsmagic Ltd.
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1986 Berlinale Special Award Silver Bear

BBFC:
Release Date:
30/08/2004
Run Time:
127 minutes
Languages:
Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Biographies and Filmographies
  • Artwork

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