Sansho the Bailiff

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"A film of unparalleled beauty by the great Japanese Master Kenji Mizoguchi"
  • NR
  • 1954
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • 8.4  (16,353)
  • 96

Sansho the Bailiff, or Sansho Dayu, is a Japanese period drama from 1954 and is adapted from a short story by Mori Ogai. The film takes place during the Heian Era of Japan's governance and sees a kind governor being exiled to a far-off province. When his spouse and their two children try to reunite, they become separated after a conman tricks and enslaves them; while the mother is sold off to one area, the children are sent off to a slave camp. Whether the kids will survive or lose their humanity and empathy is for the audience to witness.

Sansho the Bailiff
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Sansho the Bailiff, or Sansho Dayu, is a Japanese period drama from 1954 and is adapted from a short story by Mori Ogai. The film takes place during the Heian Era of Japan's governance and sees a kind governor being exiled to a far-off province. When his spouse and their two children try to reunite, they become separated after a conman tricks and enslaves them; while the mother is sold off to one area, the children are sent off to a slave camp. Whether the kids will survive or lose their humanity and empathy is for the audience to witness.

Sansho the Bailiff is a 1954 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4 and a MetaScore of 96.

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  • Release Date
    1954
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    2 hr 4 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (16,353)
  • Metascore
    96