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Director  Shinichiro Sawai
Music director  Joe Hisaishi
Language  Japanese
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  Japan
Ws Tragedy movie poster
Writer  Haruhiko Arai, Shinichiro Sawai
Release date  December 15, 1984
Featured songs  Woman (W no Higeki) Yori, Premiere Gymnopedie: Lent et douloureux, II. Dies irae
Cast  Hiroko Yakushimaru (Shizuka Mita), Masanori Sera (Akio Moriguchi), Kunihiko Mitamura (Jun Godai), Miho Takagi (Kaori Kikuchi)
Similar movies  Related Shinichiro Sawai movies

Ws Tragedy (, Daburyu no Higeki) is a 1984 Japanese film directed by Shinichiro Sawai, based on the novel by Shizuko Natsuki (published in English under the title Murder at Mt. Fuji). At the 9th Japan Academy Prize it won three awards and received three other nominations.

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Plot

Ws Tragedy movie scenes 1984 1984

Natsukis original book W no Higeki, the story of a rich family torn apart by the murder of their patriarch, and their heiress being accused of the crime, becomes a play and is acted out by a troupe of actors in Osaka. The role of the heroine is contended for by young Shizuka Mita (Yakushimaru), who dreams of fame and fortune. Shizuka is taken under the wing of famous actress Sho Hatori (Y. Mita), whose rich patron died in her arms one night, and who agrees to let Shizuka stand in for her. As the play is acted out, Shizuka realizes that many scenes in the play begin to have parallels with real life...

The film takes the form of a story within a story, in which the original books characters are acted out by the films characters.

Cast

  • Hiroko Yakushimaru as Shizuka Mita, who plays rich heiress Mako Watsuji on stage
  • Yoshiko Mita as Sho Hatori
  • Miho Takagi
  • Ken Nishida
  • Kojiro Kusanagi
  • Theme song

  • "Woman (W no Higeki) Yori", original lyrics by Takashi Matsumoto, vocals by Hiroko Yakushimaru.
  • This song has also been covered by Yumi Matsutoya, Yuko Ando, Akina Nakamori and Ken Hirai, the latter version being used for the 2012 iteration of the books story into a TV drama.

    Awards and nominations

    9th Japan Academy Prize.

  • Won: Best Director - Shinichiro Sawai
  • Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Yoshiko Mita
  • Won: Best Sound Recording - Fumio Hashimoto
  • Nominated: Best Picture
  • Nominated: Best Screenplay - Haruhiko Arai and Shinichiro Sawai
  • Nominated: Best Actress - Hiroko Yakushimaru
  • 27th Blue Ribbon Awards

  • Won: Best Actress - Hiroko Yakushimaru
  • 10th Hochi Film Award

  • Won: Best Supporting Actress - Yoshiko Mita
  • 7th Yokohama Film Festival

  • 3rd Best Film
  • References

    Ws Tragedy Wikipedia
    Ws Tragedy IMDb Ws Tragedy themoviedb.org