Fantasy • NR • 1953 • 1 hr 36 min
Anti war films hit better than war films, truly an exceptional edo era film
Really interesting japanese ghost story with a heartwrenching subplot. Excellent direction
one of the best ghost stories ever filmed
Something sinister’s boiling under the surface of Ugetsu from beginning. The haunting (pun intended) vibe fuels the film. Good watch.
I love the folk tales on japanese culture
Atmospheric ghost story about the follies of following ambition without considering the consequences. Haunting, beautiful sound throughout.
Some fantastic shots, and some truly heartbreaking moments near the end. A ghost tale well worth watching
There's always an ominous feeling, that something isn't quite right. You continue to hope for the best for the flawed characters.
Really solid drama despite it's age. Classic for a reason.
Haunting Japanese ghost story. Greatly written characters because of how bad they are. Still, you root for them against their own tragedy.
The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.
Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they join his neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin.
A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.
Noriko is perfectly happy living at home with her widowed father, Shukichi, and has no plans to marry -- that is, until her aunt Masa convinces Shukichi that unless he marries off his 27-year-old daughter soon, she will likely remain alone for the rest of her life. When Noriko resists Masa's matchmaking, Shukichi is forced to deceive his daughter and sacrifice his own happiness to do what he believes is right.
The story of a donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly.
In medieval Japan, a woman and his children journey to find the family's patriarch, who was exiled years before.
An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled "Farewell My Concubine" that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Douzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo's explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.