Compétition internationale
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The Downfall of Osen
(Orizuru Osen)



Sokichi leaves his village to study medicine. Obliged to do menial work to avoid starvation, he is helped by a beautiful prostitute, Osen, who takes pity on him. Forced to carry out wrongdoings by her pimp, she swindles most of her clients.

Few of Mizoguchi’s silent films have survived  but The Downfall of Osen already seems to offer a poetic and thematic concentration of his cinema. Already men owe everything to women whose sacrifice is the most poignant and fundamental motif of his films.JB

  • Titre français
    La Cigogne en papier
  • Original title
    Orizuru Osen
  • Titre international
    The Downfall of Osen
  • Scénario
    Tatsunosuke TAKASHIMA
  • Photo
    Minoru MIKI
  • Son
    Eiichi MIKURA, Junichi MUROTA, Tsuneo SAYATO
  • Musique
    Akitada MATSUI
  • Interprétation
    Isuzu YAMADA, Daijirô NATSUKAWA, Mitsusaburô RAMON, Genichi FUJI
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Distribution
    Carlotta Films :
  • Support de projection
    16 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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