One of the most popular silent films by Mizoguchi. Kenji Mizoguchi portrays the pride and emotion of women of the Meiji period.
|Cast||Takako Irie, Tokihiko Okada, Ichiro Sugai, Bontaro Miake|
The adaptation of "The Righteous and the Chivalrous" by Kyoka Izumi which he had wanted to do from before he became a director. Unlike the graceful and modern characters Takako Irie had played beforehand, in front of Mizoguchi, she transforms into a water magician of coquettish appearance who blindly wishes for the success of a student, portraying the emotions deep inside of women of the Meiji period. Appraised for being the memorial film of Mizoguchi's silent film period, the sharp camera angles and racy flashbacks different to the typical methods of expression from his later films, are also must-see points.