Sansho the Bailiff (Film 101)
Plot: In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
Conversation: The voice without a body holds remarkable power—think of mother in Psycho. Here, Mizoguchi reinvigrorates a legendary Japanese tale by combining his usual fluid cinematography with what we might think of as a “moral soundscape.” More radical in its design than Roofs or Singin’, Sansho shows how much broader sonic possibilities were outside the Hollywood orbit.
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
MPAA Rating - NR
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