Gate of Hell Poster

Release Date: 1953

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
In this lauded Japanese drama, the samurai Moritoh Enda (Kazuo Hasegawa) performs a heroic act by rescuing the lovely Lady Kesa (Machiko Kyo) from a violent uprising. The warrior falls in love with Kesa, but becomes distraught when he finds out that she is already married to a man named Wataru Watanabe (Isao Yamagata). Unable to shake his obsession with Kesa, Moritoh grows increasingly unstable and will not stop in his pursuit of her, no matter what the consequences.

Cast: Machiko Kyo, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yataro Kurokawa, Kôtarô Bandô, Jun Tazaki, Koreya Senda, Masao Shimizu

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa

Genres: Historical drama, Drama, Romance

Keywords: Husband, Rivalry, Melodramatic, Wife, Love triangle, Quest, Fall, Passionate, Intense

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Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)
Winner Cinematography (Color)
Winner Honorary Foreign Language Film Award