Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • 1985
  • US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Written by: Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, Chieko Schrader, Yukio Mishima
  • Cast: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Kenji Sawada
  • Language: Japanese

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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