PRINCESS FROM THE MOON
" Taketori Monogatari"
Based on a centuries old traditional Japanese fairy tale. Sticking fairly closely to the original 9th century tale of a bamboo cutter finding a mysterious baby girl, this film puts a modern spin onto it.
A poor bamboo cutter (Toshiro Mifune) and his wife witness a mysterious light in the sky crashing into the nearby forest. Investigating the strange occurrence, the bamboo cutter discovers a small pod lying next to the grave of their young daughter, Kaya. Suddenly, the pod breaks open to reveal a small baby inside, who grows to resemble the bamboo cutter's daughter.
Adopted by the poor couple 'Kaya' soon reaches maturity and becomes the object of desire for every man who sees her, her unearthly beauty captivates even the emperor. Her unrivalled beauty prompts three noblemen from the emperor's court to propose marriage. Kaya, unsure of their true feelings, sets them each an impossible task to discover if their intentions are sincere.
When only one of the three suitors attempts his assignment, Kaya realises that his love for her is true. But, with happiness within her reach, Kaya is shocked to discover that her true origins lie on the moon, where she is to return.
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STARRING: TOSHIRO MIFUNE, AYAKO WAKAO, KOJI ISHIZAKA
1978 - JAPANESE with ENGLISH SUBTITLES - COLOR - 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN - 121 MINUTES
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