Zangiku monogatari (1939)
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- The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
- 143 min.
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Great movie!! Japanese theater culture in late 19th century.
Mizo, the calligrapher: long shots and moving cameras shape the contours of a chiseled story in marble layers.
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This movie ranks #34 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
This movie ranks #51 in BIFF's Asian Cinema 100
This movie ranks #88 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #111 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
This movie ranks #131 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #140 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #193 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #213 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #228 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #272 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #871 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #974 in The Criterion Collection