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Gate of Hell


aka: Jigokumon
Japan 1953, 90 minutes
Dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [PG] Low level violence.
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Classics, Drama / Romance


Aroview: Tragic story of unrequited love set during the Heiji Rebellion in 1159, where a samurai warrior falls in love with a married lady-in-waiting. A visually sumptuous jidaigeki (Japanese period drama) film, and one of the first Japanese films in colour.

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