Bakumatsu Taiyôden (1957) AKA Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate / The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era


When man-about-town Saheiji finds himself unable to pay for a bill at a brothel, he is forced to remain there to work off his debt. However he finds his wit and resourcefulness enable him to turn this situation to his advantage, as he interacts with a whole range of characters, from rivalling courtesans to political activists.

Director: Yûzô Kawashima. AKA Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate / 幕末太陽傳 / 幕末太陽伝
Writers: Hisashi Yamanouchi (as Keiichi Tanaka), Yûzô Kawashima & Shohei Imamura (screenplay).
Stars: Furankî Sakai, Sachiko Hidari, Yôko Minamida, Yûjirô Ishihara, Izumi Ashikawa, Toshiyuki Ichimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Hisano Yamaoka, Yasukiyo Umeno, Masao Oda, Masumi Okada, Tomio Aoki, Sanpei Mine, Kin Sugai, Shôichi Ozawa, Kenjirô Uemura, Akitake Kôno, Kazuo Kumakura, Taiji Tonoyama, Hiroshi Katô, Hideaki Nitani, Akira Kobayashi.


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  1. Eric L
    June 25, 2021

    Thank you very much. Look forward to watching this tonight. Yûzô Kawashima is not very well known outside Japan. Part of the reason is he did a lot of comedies and western critics were looking for serious auteurs.

  2. Mebilo13
    June 30, 2021

    Thank you a lot for this one !

  3. Melanie
    November 18, 2022

    Thank you so much ! I’ve also been trying to find Suzaki Paradise, if anyone has tips !

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