Koreyoshi Kurahara

Thirst for Love

Thirst for Love

Koreyoshi Kurahara adapted a novel by Yukio Mishima for Thirst for Love (Ai no kawaki), a tense psychological drama about a young woman who is widowed after marrying into a wealthy family, and becomes sexually involved with her father-in-law, while harboring a destructive obsession with the family gardener. Kurahara’s atmospheric style is a perfect match for Mishima’s brooding sensuality.

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Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

Eclipse 28: Koreyoshi Kurahara

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Thirst for Love
Cast
Ruriko Asaoka
Etsuko
Nobuo Nakamura
Father-in-law
Tetsuo Ishidate
Saburo
Akira Yamauchi
Kensuke
Chitose Kurenai
Miyo
Yûko Kusunoki
Chieko
Yoko Kozono
Asako
Credits
Director
Koreyoshi Kurahara
Producer
Kazu Otsuka
Based on the novel by
Yukio Mishima
Screenplay
Shigeo Fujita
Screenplay
Koreyoshi Kurahara
Cinematography
Yoshio Mamiya
Production design
Kazuhiko Chiba
Editing
Akira Suzuki
Music
Toshiro Mayuzumi

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Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

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