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The House of Flame

Japan, 1979 (MIFF 1981)

Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto

Long ago. in the village of Ikuta, there was a maiden loved by two suitors. She did not know which to choose and so chose death instead Though her intentions were good, after her death her soul was sent to do penance in a house of flame A Japanese drama of the absurd based upon the Noh play Motome-Zuka

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