A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

  1. Paul Schrader

    Director, Writer

  2. Yukio Mishima


  3. Leonard Schrader


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ken Ogata

    Ken Ogata

    Yukio Mishima (segment "November 25, 1970")

  2. Gô Rijû

    Gô Rijû

    Mishima, age 18-19 (segment "Flashbacks")

  3. Masato Aizawa

    Mishima - age 9-14 (segment "Flashbacks")

  4. Masayuki Shionoya

    Morita (segment "November 25, 1970")

  5. Hiroshi Mikami

    Hiroshi Mikami

    Cadet #1 (segment "November 25, 1970")

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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 20, 1985


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $502,758.00

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