Film Showing: Double Suicide (1969)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm
University of Pennsylvania, 249 S 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The annual February Japanese Film Series is presented by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies (UPenn CEAS) and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) The theme for 2020 is “Modernism vs. Tradition in Japanese Cinema.” All screenings are free and open to the public. No registration required.

Paper-mill owner Jihei (Kirchiemon Nakamura) is a family man and generally upstanding citizen. But when he meets the lovely courtesan Koharu (Shima Iwashita), he becomes obsessed. Koharu returns his love, even foregoing other customers while Jihei schemes to somehow buy her freedom. His efforts yield ruinous consequences for his business and his family life, and Koharu is meanwhile purchased by another client.

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Double Suicide (1969)
Director: Shinoda Masahiro
February 19, 2020, 6:45pm
University of Pennsylvania
402 Cohen Hall, 249 S 36th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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