Yôkihi (1955)

Yôkihi 1955

From the Pool of the Maidens...Long-Ago Cathay...A Serving Girl Too Beautiful to be True...Step Into History...In a Story Too Be
 Writers: Ching Doe (screenplay), Matsutarô Kawaguchi (screenplay), Yoshikata Yoda (screenplay), Masashige Narusawa (screenplay)
  In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over ...
 Plot: In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a distant relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan.
 Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination.
 Did you know: This was the first Japan-Hong Kong co-production.
 Studios: Daiei Studios, Shaw Brothers
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Release: 1956-09-17
Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi
Countries: Japan,  Hong Kong
Language: Japanese
Genres: Drama,  History,  Romance
MPAA Rating: Approved
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Runtime: 98
Cast
Machiko Kyô
as Princess Yang Kwei-fei
Masayuki Mori
as Emperor Xuan Zong
Sô Yamamura
as An Lushan
Eitarô Shindô
as Kao Li-hsi
Eitarô Ozawa
as Yang Kuo-chung
Haruko Sugimura
as Princess Yen-chun
Yôko Minamida
as Hung-tao
Bontarô Miake
as Chen-Hsuan-li
Tatsuya Ishiguro
as Li Lin-fu
Crew
Director - Kenji Mizoguchi
Screenplay - Doe Ching
Writer - Matsutarô Kawaguchi
Screenplay - Yoshikata Yoda
Screenplay - Masashige Narusawa
Producer - Masaichi Nagata
Producer - Run Run Shaw
Original Music Composer - Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography - Kôhei Sugiyama
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