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Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (2000)
Starring: Yasosuke Bando, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada
Director: Paul Schrader
Category: Drama, Documentary, Special Interest, Foreign
Studio: Warner Bros.
English, French, Japanese
120 mins



On November 25, 1970, an abortive attempt to overthrow the Japanese government led to the ritual suicide of a writer who cast a global shadow.He was Yukio Mishima, Japan's finest postwar author, and a tortured modern man struggling to find his future in his homeland's imperial past.

Paul Schrader's haunting, lyrical Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters vividly depicts this most paradoxical of men, at ease in Western ways but reinventing himself in the militarism of feudal Japan.The film's visual style shifts between a documentary-life recreation of Mishima's last day, black-and-white flashbacks of his early years and intoxicatingly colorful episodes from three of his novels.The result is a true cinematic original: an unforgettable portrait of sensual and intellectual passion.


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