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LOVE UNDER THE CRUCIFIX

原題
Ogin-sama
Original Title
Ogin-sama お吟さま
Production Year
1962
Release Date
June 3, 1962
Running Time
102min.
Genre
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Color
Black & white
Material
DCP
Director
Cast
Ineko Arima(有馬稲子)
Tatsuya Nakadai(仲代達矢)
Ganjiro Nakamura(中村鴈治郎)

Pioneer of female directors in Japan, Kinuyo Tanaka’s 6th and final film.

Synopsis
A film about the tragic love of Ogin who is the daughter of a master of the Japanese tea ceremony (Sado), Sen no Rikyu and a Christian Samurai lord Takayama Ukon, based on a novel by Kon Toukou.
Ogin marries a wealthy merchant despite being in love with Ukon. She is also asked to become a mistress of Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In order to pursue her love and fight against authority, she must make the ultimate decision. Directed by Kinuyo Tanaka, the film depicts the struggle of Ogin surviving from a female perspective and portrays the beauty of the Momoyama culture (from around year 1568 to 1600).