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Kwaidan

Kaidan | 怪談

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Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Japan, 1964
Horror, Fantasy

Synopsis

Four folk tales: a samurai marries for money with tragic results; a man stranded in a blizzard is rescued at a cost; blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts; an author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior’s reflection in his teacup.

Synopsis

Four folk tales: a samurai marries for money with tragic results; a man stranded in a blizzard is rescued at a cost; blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts; an author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior’s reflection in his teacup.

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KwaidanDirected byMasaki Kobayashi

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1965 | Winner: Special Jury Prize
Academy Awards
1966 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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