When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi's dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.
An exceptional film
- Sansho Dayu review by PhilipC
This was a new discovery for me. It is really so beautifully made. The images are so clear and simple, yet telling a complicated story. Stunning camera work. It is also emotionally wrenching, but really draws you in. I loved it.