Sansho the Bailiff (Criterion Collection)
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‘Sansho the Bailiff’ Movie Synopsis
Sansho the Bailiff takes place in feudal Japan where a a pitiless feudal lord banishes a governor to a distant province for standing up for the rights of his impoverished people. The compassionate governor leaves behind his wife, Tamaki, his young son, Zushio, and his younger daughter, Anju, to fend for themselves. However, an even crueler fate awaits the family when, during an arduous journey on foot to reunite with him, the mother finds herself separated from her children. Now slaves for a cruel bailiff named Sansho, their new lives rips apart the family’s once noble dreams. However, life’s challenges don’t always break a resilient human spirit.
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