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Sansho the Bailiff ()

directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
featuring Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyoko Kagawa, Eitaro Shindo, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Ichiro Sugai

Kenji Mizoguchi's masterpiece opens in 11th century Japan with an aristocratic woman named Tamaki traveling through the woods with her daughter Anju, son Zushio, and her maid. Through flashbacks, we learn that her husband, Taira Masauji, was a local governor who was exiled because of his honesty and integrity. Before he leaves, he gives his son an amulet of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, and tells him, "Without mercy, man is like a beast. Men are created equal, everyone is entitled to happiness." On their journey to reunite ...

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Sansho the Bailiff [Criterion Collection]
2015,

UPC: 715515144810

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Sansho the Bailiff [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]
2013,

UPC: 715515102315

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Sansho the Bailiff [Criterion Collection]
2007,

UPC: 715515023627

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Sansho Dayu/Gion Bayashi
1954,

UPC: 5060000500325

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