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Machiko Kyo

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RashomonRashomon (1951) Recommended
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Feat. Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori
The film that brought Kurosawa to the attention of the world, and an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film. Four wildly varying perspectives on a…
Ugetsu MonogatariUgetsu Monogatari (1953) Aro Favourite
Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi
Feat. Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo, Kinuyo Tanaka
Stories by the 18th century writer Akinari Ueda are woven into an odyssey of civil–war misfortune, in which two peasant–potters and their…
YokihiYokihi (Empress Yang Kwei-Fei) (1955)
Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi
Feat. Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori
Mizoguchi’s rare colour turn, a lush, poignant ancient fable centred on a commoner maid who marries an emperor, only to be destined for sacrifice.
Akasen ChitaiAkasen Chitai (Street of Shame) (1956)
Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi
Feat. Machiko Kyo
Prostitution and the female plight are the chief concerns of this sympathetic, heartbreaking ensemble piece examining the trade of five headstrong,…
Teahouse of the August Moon, TheTeahouse of the August Moon, The (1956)
Dir. Daniel Mann
Feat. Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo
Dated culture clash comedy with Glenn Ford as an American GI charged with teaching democracy to the inhabitants of a small Japanese…

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