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The story takes place during the end of the Pacific War and the aftermath period and it focuses on Mizoguchi, who is the son of a Buddhist Priest. When his father dies, he’s sent to the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Mizoguchi is physically unattractive and becomes, in some way, jealous of the beautiful Temple that he loves so much.

  1. Yoichi Takabayashi

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Toshio Shiba

    Toshio Shiba

  2. Katsuhiko Yokomitsu

  3. Yoshie Shimamura

    Yoshie Shimamura

  4. Teresa Noda

  5. Kazunaga Tsuji

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The Temple of the Golden Pavillion


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Original Title 金閣寺

Status Released

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  • January 1, 1976


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 50m

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