Manji: The Goddess of Mercy
Manji starts with two affluent society ladies, Sonoko and Mitsuko, whose budding friendship turns into a love affair. Smoothly narrated, the film navigates complicated relationships and hidden desires. Based on the Junichiro Tanizaki novel, Quicksand.
Image: Manji © 1964 Kadokawa Pictures
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