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1953 Rated NR 1hr 37m

With 16th century Japan's feudal wars as a backdrop, director Kenji Mizoguchi's lyrical masterpiece delivers a profound message about the ephemeral nature of human life. Despite the conflict raging around them, a potter and a farmer -- two peasants with visions of grandeur -- journey to the city seeking wealth and glory. But their blind ambition ultimately takes its toll on the families they left behind.

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Movie Details

TIME® Magazine List
  • All-TIME 100 Movies
1956 Academy Award®
  • Best Costume Design Black and White nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Bonus material
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Japanese

Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; trailer; interviews.