The Life of Oharu

The Life of Oharu ★★★★★

This distressing tale of female degradation did not only appeal to feudal times, but to any era of human history. Women have not been surrounded only by a men-driven, neoliberal architecture, but also by lack of respect and admiration. Perhaps the movie may be over-developed and unnecessarily prolonged for foreign audiences, but that's precisely the point: Oharu's life covers pretty much the Japan of the 17th Century from the racism of social strata to religion, from poverty to people manipulation.

99/100

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