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Directed by Kon Ichikawa • 1958 • Japan
Starring Raizo Ichikawa, Tatsuya Nakadai
Adapted from a novel by Yukio Mishima and told in an intricate flashback structure, CONFLAGRATION dramatizes the psychological collapse of Goichi (Raizo Ichikawa), a young Buddhist acolyte from a dysfunctional family who arrives at a Kyoto temple—the Golden Pavilion—for further study.