The Bride from Hades

The Bride from Hades
  • Sunday, May 29, 18:00 Uhr German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 牡丹燈籠
    Botan doro
  • Japan 1968, 35mm, 89 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Satsuo YAMAMOTO
  • Script: Yoshikata YODA
  • Production: Daiei
  • Camera: Chishi MAKIURA
  • Cast: Kojiro HONGO, Miyoko AKAZA, Michiko OTSUKA, Ko NISHIMURA, Takashi SHIMURA
  • Rights: Kadokawa
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • With an introduction by Tom Mes

Rather than following a samurai career, Shinzaburo decided to teach poor children in an Edo suburb. However, his life is put in danger when he falls in love with a ghost. Satsuo YAMAMOTO’s adaptation of the popular ghost story “Botan doro” focuses on the consequences of Shinzaburo’s actions for his community and reflects the director’s own socialist convictions.

In cooperation with the Japan Foundation Tokyo und the Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln


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