Harakiri 1919


Harakiri, or Madame Butterfly, is a 1919 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. It was one of the first Japanese-themed films depicting Japanese culture. The film was originally released in the United States and other countries as Madame Butterfly because of the source material on which it is based and which also inspired Giacomo Puccini’s eponymous opera. The film starred Lil Dagover as O-Take-san

Initial release: December 18, 1919 (Berlin)
Director: Fritz Lang
Screenplay: Max Jungk
Producer: Erich Pommer
Story by: David Belasco, John Luther Long

Stars: Paul Biensfeldt, Lil Dagover, Georg John


Author: Old Boy

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