Double Suicide ★★★ Shinju Ten No Amijima 1969
From a play by Monzarmon Chikamatsu, a tragic drama about a poor salesman in 18th century Japan who falls in love with a geisha and ruins his family and himself trying to requite the hopeless passion. Stylish with Iwashita turning in a wonderful dual performance. In Japanese with subtitles. 105m/B VHS, DVD . JP Kichiem-on Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Yusuke Takita, Hosei Komatsu; D: Masahiro Shinoda; W: Masahiro Shinoda, Toru Takemitsu, Taeko Tomioka; C: Toichiro Narushima; M: Toru Takemitsu.