Sunday, July 3, 2011

Harakiri - 1919

Country: Germany
Also Known As: Madame Butterfly
Filming Locations: Decla Lot, Hagenbeck's Tierpark, Hamburg, Germany
Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Paul Biensfeldt, Lil Dagover and Georg John
Harakiri is a silent, black and white film directed by Fritz Lang released in 1919. The inter-titles are in Dutch, however an English subtitle file (srt format) is muxed into the original mkv, and available separately as well. The subtitle source is unknown.
The source appears to be a VHS, the audio source and copyright is unknown. Quality is not the best.
The Buddah priest wants the Daughter of the Daimyo to become a priest at the Forbidden Garden. The Daimyo thinks, if he was in Europe, that his daughter should decide on her own, but he is denuciated and has to comit harakiri. She meets Olaf, a European officer, falls in love and marries him but after a few months he has to return to Europe. She gave birth to a child and is waiting for him, while he marries in Europe. When he comes back to Japan 4 years later, he is accompained by his European wife...

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