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 Ranaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

  1. Paul Schrader

    Director, Writer

  2. Leonard Schrader


  3. Yukio Mishima


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


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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 20, 1985
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $502,758.00

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