Arashi Ga Oka (1989)

Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - Japan, Switzerland  |  
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This erotic and violent story taken from Emily Bronte's classic novel takes place in medieval Japan instead of 19th-century Yorkshire. Onimaru (Yasaku Matsuda) is an orphan boy taken in by a group of priests who worship the Mountain Of Fire and try to appease the gods of anger. He loves Kinu (Yuko Tanaka), the beautiful daughter of a local family. When she marries an heir to a rival family, his heart is broken. When she dies in childbirth, Onimaru loses what is left of his mind.

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daughter, death, family-member, grief, heir, love, marriage, mental-illness, orphan, priest, rival, romance, unrequited