Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
- 120 min
- Directed by: Paul Schrader
- Written by: Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, Chieko Schrader, Yukio Mishima
- Cast: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Kenji Sawada
Fascinating examination of the life and work of controversial Japanese writer, director and militarist Yukio Mishima. Stylised sequences from his novels are placed alongside documentary-style re-creation, with the action swept along by a powerful Philip Glass score. A masterpiece.
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters27 Aug 2009
One of the key American films of the 1980s
Paul Schrader’s brilliant overlooked 1985 biopic of the mad life and times of one of Japan’s most brilliant and troubled souls, Poet and novelist Yukio Mishima, gets a very rare outing on a new print in Glasgow while in Edinburgh they are showing the…
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