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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ken Ogata
Masayuki Shionoya
Junkich Orimoto
Naoko Otani
Go Riju
Directors
Paul Shrader
Screenwriters
Cheiko Schrader
Leonard Schrader
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Running Time
121 minutes

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
A stunning Paul Schrader Japanese classic


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Plot
The biography of twentieth century Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima. The film, in four parts, weaves the life of the author with segments of three of his best-known works, leading up to his death in 1970.


Verdict
An exceptional, original movie, ravishingly shot and with a hauntingly brilliant Philip Glass score.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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