Double Suicide (Shinju: Ten no amijima)

Double Suicide (Shinju: Ten no amijima)
7/10 NR

January 1, 1969 See More

Runtimes: 02 hr 22 min

Double Suicide (Shinju: Ten No Amijima) Synopsis

Set in Osaka in the 18th century, the film centers on the doomed romance between Jihei (Kichiemon Nakamura), a down and out married paper merchant passionately in love with doe-eyed courtesan Koharu (Shima Iwashita), whom he cannot afford to buy out of servitude. Koharu herself has also fallen in love with Jihei; she even starts turning away other patrons to be with him. Their love is further imperiled by Tahei (Hosei Komatsu), a rich, obnoxious merchant who flaunts his ability to buy Koharu's indenture. Suicide is the only way for the two to be together.

Rated NR

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Double Suicide (Shinju: Ten No Amijima) Casts

Shizue Kawarazaki

Osan's mother

Shima Iwashita

Koharu and Osan

Kamatari Fujiwara

Owner of the Yamatoya

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