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Sansho the Bailiff (Sansho Dayu)

One of the great films, 'Sansho the Bailiff' is set in the harsh feudal world of 11th-century Japan and is based on an ancient legend. When a humane local governor is forced into exile by his political enemies, his son Zushio and daughter Anju fall into the clutches of the cruel bailiff, Sansho. Away from the benign influence of his true father, Zushio begins to adopt the cruel attitudes of the bailiff.

Year: 1954
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Classic Drama, Japanese Cinema, Best of the 1950s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Japan
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyoko Kagawa, Eitaro Shindo
Duration: 124 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
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