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Program Title: Manji
EASC Code: JM-13
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Yasuzo Masumura
Producer:
Release Date: 1964
Running Time: 92 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: A dutiful, unhappy lawyer's wife falls in love with a young, mysterious woman she encounters at an art class. Soon their affair involves her husand and the young woman's impotent lover and together the four slowly descend into web of desire, deceit, blackmail, blood oaths, and suicide pacts. Featuring superb performances and director Yasuzo Masumura's stunning visual precision, this exquisitely wrought tale of erotic obsession is a hothouse of tangled passions and over the top emotion.
Data Entry Date: 10/21/2003