Ugetsu

Ugetsu ★★★★½

Watched Ugetsu expecting a good old folk horror/ghost story but it turned out to be a powerful tale about greed and vanity with more underlying themes!
The movie follows men's foolish obsession of being worshipped in a fantasy world as an escape from a war sticken land. In the process, they ignore reality checks from their wives leading to emotional tragic events.
Ugetsu is technically a perfect movie due to top notch cinematography, costume and production design. And I couldn't get enough of Japanese folk music(using old drum beats, flute and harp), which perfectly jelled with the dreamy and scary elements.

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