Monday 22 April 2024
12:24 PM |

GATE OF HELL

In 1160, in the Heian Period, Lord Kiyomori travels with his court to another feud and his Castle Sanjo is invaded by two other lords, in a coup. The loyal samurai Moritoh Enda asks the court lady Kesa to pose of the lord's sister to create a diversion while the lord's real sister and his father flee in the middle of the people. Then Moritoh travels to meet Lord Kiyomon and fights with him to defeat the enemies and the coup fails. Lord Kiyomon rewards the warriors that helped him and when he asks Moritoh what he wishes, he requests to marry Kesa. The lord grants his wish but soon he learns that Kesa is married with Wataru Watanabe, a samurai from the imperial guard. Moritoh harasses Kesa and threatens her, promising to kill her husband, her aunt and her if she does not marry him. Kesa's decision leads the trio to a tragic fate

Language
  • Japanese
Runtime
89
Production Year
1953
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Japan
Casts
Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyō , Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa, Kôtarô Bandô, Jun Tazaki
Production Company
Daiei Studios

Crew List

Director
Teinosuke Kinugasa
Screenwriter
Kan Kikuchi
Screenwriter
Teinosuke Kinugasa
Screenwriter
Masaichi Nagata
DOP / Camera
Kôhei Sugiyama
Editor
Shigeo Nishida
Music
Yasushi Akutagawa
Sound
Yukio Kaihara
Sound
Sakae Nagaoka
Producer
Masaichi Nagata

Festivals / Awards

1954: Cannes Film Festival won Grand Prize of the Festival/ Locarno International Film Festival/ National Board of Review, USA, won NBR Award/ New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Foreign Language Film
1955: Academy Awards, USA, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Costume Design, Color/ BAFTA Awards
1957: Jussi Awards, Best Foreign Actress

Director/s

Teinosuke  Kinugasa
Teinosuke Kinugasa
Profile

Photos

Unfortunately, your current browser is old and not supported!

Please use the latest browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.