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Program Title: Tale of Genji, The [Genji monogatari]
EASC Code: JT-08
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama, Literature, Animation
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Gisaburo Sugii
Producer: Asahi Publishing Co., Asahi National Broadcasting Co, and Nippon Herald Films
Release Date: 1987
Running Time: 110 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Hikaru Genji, a nobleman who was born the son of an emperor, was made a commoner. He was the most handsome man in the nation with abilities in poetry and music that were unparalleled. This is the story of his live and loves. His loves were numerous…forbidden, tragic, undiscovered, melancholy and true. Each love emerged with a remarkable vitality and personality distinctive from all the others."
Data Entry Date: 2/2/1999