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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

USA 121 Min. R
IMDB: 7.9/10 6,489 votes

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Ken Ogata isYukio Mishima (segment "
Yukio Mishima (segment "
Gô Rijû isMishima
Masato Aizawa isMishima - age 9-14 (segment "
Mishima - age 9-14 (segment "
Masayuki Shionoya isMorita (segment "
Morita (segment "
Hiroshi Mikami isCadet #1 (segment "
Cadet #1 (segment "
Junya Fukuda isCadet #2 (segment "
Cadet #2 (segment "
Shigeto Tachihara isCadet #3 (segment "
Cadet #3 (segment "
Junkichi Orimoto isGeneral Mashita (segment "
General Mashita (segment "
Kyuzo Kobayashi isLiterary Friend (segment "
Literary Friend (segment "


Watch Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) online for free full movie and streaming film in English with HD quality. The film sets in on November 25 1970, the last day in Mishima’s life. He is shown finishing a manuscript. Then, he puts on a uniform he designed for himself and meets with four of his most loyal followers from his private army. In flashbacks highlighting episodes from his past life, the viewer sees Mishima’s progression from a sickly young boy to one of Japan’s most acclaimed writers of the post-war era (who keeps himself in perfect physical shape, owed to a narcissistic body cult). His loathing for the materialism of modern Japan has him turn towards an extremist traditionalism. He sets up his own private army and proclaims the reinstating of the emperor as head of state. The biographical sections are interwoven with short dramatizations of three of Mishima’s novels: In The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a stuttering aspirant sets fire to the famous Zen Buddhist temple because he feels inferior at the sight of its beauty. Kyoko’s House depicts the sadomasochistic (and ultimately fatal) relationship between an elderly woman and her young lover, who is in financial debt. In Runaway Horses, a group of young fanatic nationalists fails to overthrow the government, with its leader subsequently committing suicide. Frame story, flashbacks and dramatizations are segmented into the four chapters of the film’s title, named Beauty, Art, Action, and Harmony of Pen and Sword. The film culminates in Mishima and his followers taking hostage a General of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. He addresses the garrison’s soldiers, asking them to join him in his struggle to reinstate the Emperor as the nation’s sovereign. His speech is largely ignored and ridiculed.

Original Title Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
IMDb Rating 7.9 6,489 votes
TMDb Rating 7.8 56 votes
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

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