Harakiri (1919)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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O-Take-San (Lil Dagover) is a beautiful young woman pursued by an evil Buddhist monk (Georg John) who wants to make her one of his many geishas. She has an affair with the Danish officer Niels Prien (Olaf J. Anderson) who leaves her alone and pregnant. O-Take-San considers ritualistic suicide when she is abandoned in this tragic melodrama directed by Fritz Lang. A nitrate print of the 1919 silent classic was found in the Dutch Film Museum and restored in 1988.

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execution, father, pregnancy, sailor, seduction, sex