Sanshô dayû (1954)

a.k.a Sansho the Bailiff

In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Paul

"I have seen 'Sansho' only once, a decade ago, emerging from the cinema a broken man but calm in my conviction that I had never seen anything better; I have not dared watch it again, reluctant to ruin the spell, but also because the human heart was not designed to weather such an ordeal." - Anthony Lane, film critic The New Yorker

10 years ago

Adamov10

great great great film

6 years ago

Jumping Elephant

Thank you so much for the Anthony Lane quote! I feel compelled to see this now.

9 years ago

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