Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collage-like portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima's last day, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer's life as well as by gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass, "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.

Year: 1985
Genre: Art House Cinema, Queer Cinema, Japanese Cinema, Film Festivals 1986, Best of the 1980s, Biography, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Ken Ogata
Duration: 120 Minutes
Rating: M - Adult themes.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Documentary (Biographies)
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