- General info
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.
- Haruko Katô, Hideji Ôtaki, Kuniko Miyake, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Naoto Takenaka, Jun Hamamura, Shôichi Ozawa, Hiromi Gô, Shôhei Hino, Shima Iwashita, Kaori Mizushima, Misako Tanaka
- Masahiro Shinoda
- Masayuki Motomochi
- Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Taeko Tomioka
- Yari no gonza
- Artsmagic Ltd.
- Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
- Japan, Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
1986 Berlinale Special Award Silver Bear
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 127 minutes
- Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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