Title : The Temple of Wild Geese
Genre : Drama
Cast : Ayako Wakao (Satoko Kirihara), Masao Mishima (Jikai Kitami), Isao Kimura (Atsumichi Uda), Kuniichi Takami (Jinen Horinouchi / Sutekichi), Ganjirô Nakamura (Nangaku Kishimoto), Kyû Sazanka (Sesshû Fujimoto), Mineko Yorozuyo (Tatsu Kirihara), Yoshiko Kamo (Masumi Fujimoto), Shoichi Ozawa (Kuniitsu Takami), Kô Nishimura (Mokudô Kida), Shinobu Araki (Dokuseki Sugimoto), Kôichi Katsuragi (Takemine Matsuyama), Ryônosuke Azuma (Shôan Kawaguchi), Yûsaku Terashima (Izaburô Asano), Kin Sugai (Kan Horinouchi), Shôzô Nanbu (Kaio Takeda), Seishirô Hara (Mori (as Seijiro Haro)), Ichirô Amano (Sukezô Hisama), Saburo Date (Heikichi Hisama), Reiko Kongô (Hideko Kishimoto), Sumao Ishihara (Kishichi Sengoku), Jun Fujikawa (Heizaburô Hisama), Kiyoshi Kasuga (Kinnosuke Ishida), Tokio Oki (Jirô Ebisugawa), Sôji Shibata (Shôji Yasui), Gen Kimura (Nanzô Sasai), Hajime Koshikawa (Kôta Nishikawa), Tetsu Mikami (Kumatarô Tamura), Takuya Kitano (Tokuzen Mikuma), Keiko Koyanagi (Shizuko Hisama)
Movie Plot : Kawashima excelled in portraying latent psychological tensions and their incursion into relationships. Here, we see two young people, each misused by a tradition-bound society in a different way, each seething inside. Ayako Wakao's Satoko is a mistress by trade, or fate: when her master, the silkscreen artist of the Kohoan Temple in Kyoto, dies, she is given to the temple's lascivious head priest Kikuchi. She is drawn to a melancholy young acolyte, Jinen, who has observed the profligacy of his cruel master and Satoko's utter dependence on the man. Jinen is both fascinated and disturbed by Satoko's interest in him; he is similarly caught between loathing of Kikuchi and of the dark circumstances of his birth and his own moral weakness. The story unfolds in a dreamlike manner, a flashback inspired by a now-infamous image on a silkscreen in the souvenir shop at the so-called Temple of the Wild Geese.