Enjo (1958)

This docudrama by Kon Ichikawa is based on a real-life incident that took place in 1950. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (also the title of a novel on the subject by Yukio Mishima) rests in the northern hills of Kyoto. The original… More

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DVD Release Date: March 28, 1995
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Howard Thompson
New York Times

This dignified, purposeful film is often touching as a case history of doomed innocense at bay. But its coils of compromise and corruption are even more credible and haunting.

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TV Guide

Brilliant in detailing the events which lead up to this youth's final experience.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The director's favourite among his own films.

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Elliott Stein
Village Voice

A devastating critique of postwar Japanese society; it signaled Ichikawa's emergence as a mature director.

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