Crest of Betrayal (Chushingura gaiden Yotsuya kaidan)
New York premiere.
1994, 105 min., color, 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Written by Motomu Furuta and Kinji Fukasaku. With Koichi Sato, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome, Renji Ishibashi, Eriko Watanabe, Keizo Kanie, Tsunehiko Watase, Masahiko Tsugawa. Print from Shochiku and with permission from Nihon Shot.
Kinji Fukasaku’s dynamic and entertaining period film combines the popular Yotsuya Ghost Story and Chushingura (47 Ronin), as was done in Namboku Tsuruya’s original kabuki piece. Iemon, a ronin, finally gets a job with the Asano clans, however, his lord is soon victimized by castle politics and intrigues. Then, Iemon is forced to choose between his career and love.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members, seniors & students $5.
- Monday, February 9, 2004
- 6:30 pm