Samurai Saga (Aru kengo no shogai)

Samurai Saga (Aru kengo no shogai)

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room 106, Department of Economics See map
212 York Street
New Haven, CT 6511

Samurai Saga (Aru kengo no shogai)
Directed by Inagaki Hiroshi, 1959 (35mm, 111 min., color) Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation.

Synopsis: A samurai with a long nose and the heart of a poet falls in love in this version of Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Mifune Toshiro) transported to medieval Japan. Directed by Inagaki Hiroshi (Samurai Trilogy).

A series of samurai films slightly off the beaten track, featuring singing samurai, a samurai Cyrano de Bergerac, and even the samurai who inspired Star Wars, directed by such masters as Kurosawa Akira, Inagaki Hiroshi, and Kato Tai.

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In Conjunction with "Japanese Cinema before 1960" FILM 446/JAPN 270/LITR 384/JAPN 587