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Chikamatsu monogatari

The Crucified Lovers
Film still from the Japanese film CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI. Three men and two women in kimonos, one man slapping another.

Fri 10.06.

  • Director

    Kenji Mizoguchi

  • Japan / 1954
    102 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

“You could be the Japanese painter from the Mizoguchi film…”, says Marie (Angela Winkler) in Engström’sLETZTE LIEBE to Thomas (Rüdiger Vogler), “…who painted his lover on the backs of all the women of this world. Or you could be the master who discovered this painter.” Engström: “This sentence relates to Mizoguchi’s Utamaro and His Five Women (1946). In DIE GEKREUZIGTEN LIEBENDEN, the love story is connected to a financial transaction in the strangest possible way, as one step on the path toward the freedom offered by a lover’s suicide, which has always fascinated me.”

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