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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum(残菊物語)

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Japan · 1939
2h 24m
Director Kenji Mizoguchi
Starring Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kōkichi Takada, Gonjurô Kawarazaki, Kakuko Mori
Genre Romance, Drama

In late 19th century Tokyo, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adopted son of a legendary actor, himself an actor specializing in female roles, discovers that he is only praised for his acting due to his status as his father's heir. Devastated by this, he turns to Otoku, a servant of his family, for comfort, and they fall in love. Kikunosuke becomes determined to leave home and develop as an actor on his own merits, and Otoku faithfully follows him.

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