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Independent Drama 19542h 4mOn: The Criterion Channel Kanopy Tags: Mature Country: Japan

In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.Sansho the Bailiff featuring Kinuyo Tanaka and Yoshiaki Hanayagi is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 1 other. It's a drama and independent movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (14,765 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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Kenji Mizoguchi


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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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Not available to watch free online.

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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

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#289 Ranked Movie

#3 Ranked in Independent Movies

#15 Ranked in Mature Movies

#62 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

Sansho the Bailiff has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (14,765 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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