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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic, contemplative, stylized
Plot: friendship, rebellion, emperor, radical, suicide, nationalism, writer's life, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, rebelliousness, coup d'etat, obsession, militant, hostages, gold, hostage, friends, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, mount fuji, kyoto japan

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