Zigeunerweisen (ツィゴイネルワイゼン)
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Zigeunerweisen (ツィゴイネルワイゼン)
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© 1980 presented by LittleMore Co., Ltd.

Love, hatred, and suspicion between two couples and a geisha


Mysteries and riddles prevail in this unusual film set in the Taisho era (1912-1926), also called Japan’s “Jazz Age”, a time when democracy almost prevailed before the militarist tide of Showa (1926-1989) took over. The film weaves an intricate story of love, hatred, and suspicion between two friends, Professor Aochi and professor-turned-wanderer Nakasago. Director Suzuki transcends genre filmmaking with this independent production, incorporating experimental narratives and intellectual characters. Zigeunerweisen received Honourable Mention at the 31st Berlinale and won four Japanese Academy Awards, including best director and best film.

「殺しの烙印」(1967)、「悲愁物語」(77)の鈴木清順監督が、内田百間の「サラサーテの盤」などいくつかの短編小説をもとに、夢と幻が交錯するなかで狂気にとりつかれた男女の愛を描いた幻想譚。大学教授の青地と友人の中砂は、旅先の宿で小稲という芸者と出会う。1年後、中砂から結婚の知らせ…   続きは映画.comへ

Year: 1980
Length: 144 mins
Format: 35mm, colour
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 18+

In Japanese with English subtitles.

This film will also screen in Melbourne. The screening schedule is TBC.


  • Director
    Seijun Suzuki/
  • Producer
    Genjiro Arato/
  • Script
    Yozo Tanaka/
  • Photography
    Kazue Nagatsuka /
  • Art Director
    Takeo Kimura/ Yoshito Tada/
  • Music
    Kaname Kawachi/
  • Cast
    Yoshio Harada/ Naoko Otani/ Toshiya Fujita/ Michiyo Okusu/ Kisako Makishi/ Kirin Kiki/ Akaji Maro/