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Yoshiwara

Yoshiwara

A Feature film by Max Ophuls

Produced by Les Films Excelsior, Milo-Film

Release in France : 23/06/1937

    Synopsis

    Yaamo (Sessue Hayakawa), a humble Chinese coolie, is in love with the beautiful and aristocratic Kohana (Michiko Tanaka). Following her father's suicide, Kohana is reduced to working as a Geisha girl, and it is in this capacity that she meets Russian naval officer Serge Polinoff (Pierre-Richard Willm), who marries the girl and takes her back to his homeland. Now regarding Kohana as a traitor, Yaamo swears vengeance on both the girl and her Russian husband.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Full credits (8)

    Adaptation :

    Arnold Lipp, Max Ophuls, J. Dapogny, Wolfgang Wilhelm

    Directors of Photography :

    Eugen Schufftan, Paul Portier

    Production Manager :

    Arnold Misrach

    Production Designers :

    Léon Barsacq, André Barsacq

    Author of original work :

    Maurice Dekobra

    Sound Recordist :

    Robert Sauvion

    Editor :

    Pierre Méguérian

    Music Composer :

    Paul Dessau

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1937

    French release :

    23/06/1937

    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

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