The Loyal 47 Ronin (Parts 1 & 2)

  • Dir: Mizoguchi Kenji

  • Japan, 221minmins, 35mm

  • Cast: Kawarasaki Chojuro, Nakamusa Kanemon

In wartime Japan, Mizoguchi was forced to explore the patriotic world of loyal samurai in this lengthy, two-part drama. Yet, this complex masterpiece omits many of the key scenes and epic activities that have made this real historical incident central to Japanese consciousness and film. Mizoguchi raised subtle messages of codes and emotions, individuals and obligations that resonate beyond wartime patriotism. Does this film turn the codes of bushido and the powers of the state inside out? Or defy war with a beautiful exercise in ritual, obligation and cinematography? (with a 10-minutes intermission)

#7 in 1942 Kinema Junpo’s Top 10


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-11-20 (Sun)
      2016-12-17 (Sat)


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    2. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

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