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Program Title: Gonza the Spearman
EASC Code: JG-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Producer:
Release Date: 1986
Running Time: 126 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "A beautiful film, set in 18th century Japan. The handsome but overly ambitious Gonza is one of the Matsue clan's most talented lancers. Although he is already engaged to the sister of one of his fellow retainers, Gonza agrees to wed the daughter of his lord to better his position. The fiancé's infuriated brother plots against Gonza. This classic tale of conflicts between love and honor, duty and devotion, won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival." -- Facets Multimedia
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999