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Jul 31, 2020

This time on our oeuvre-view of Setsuko Hara's (English-subtitled) career, Kurosawa's The Idiot/Hakuchi, based on Dostoevsky, is paired with Ozu's Early Summer for maximum tonal dissonance. Our heroine proves her range again—even with her Noriko roles. Join us for a discussion of sexual psychosis and tragic caritas in The Idiot and the perverse obsession with normalizing Noriko in Early Summer.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:       The Idiot (1951) [dir: Akira Kurosawa]

0h 38m 22s:       Early Summer (1951) [dir: Yasujiro Ozo]

1h 16m 26s:       Elise Goes Wilder III & Farewell Olivia De Havilland       



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