Saikaku Ichidai Onna Poster

Release Date: 1952

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
In feudal Japan, Oharu (Kinuyo Tanaka), the daughter of royal samurai Shinzaemon (Ichiro Sugai), secretly has a passionate romance with Katsunosuke (ToshirĂ´ Mifune), a man with a meager social standing. When the couple is found out, the law comes down hard on this breach of class: Katsunosuke is put to death and Oharu and her family are banished from the kingdom. Destitute and disgraced, Shinzaemon sells Oharu into prostitution, and she spends years searching for love.

Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka, Toshiro Mifune, Ichiro Sugai, Tsukie Matsura, Toshikai Konoe, Masao Shimizu, Kiyoko Tsuji, Hisako Yamane

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Koi Productions

Keywords: Daughter, Forbidden love, Brooding, Fall, Father, Touching, Son, Transformation