Mugi Kadowaki (left) and Kiko Mizuhara in a scene from Aristocrats (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yukiko Sode.
Mugi Kadowaki (left) and Kiko Mizuhara in a scene from Aristocrats (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yukiko Sode.

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Aristocrats movie review: Mugi Kadowaki, Kiko Mizuhara question women’s place in Japanese society in compelling drama

  • Mugi Kadowaki and Kiko Mizuhara play two young women in Tokyo from vastly different backgrounds who both struggle in a society based on outdated traditions
  • They brilliantly portray the young, educated urban pair’s frustrations with family expectations and life as second class citizens because of their gender

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Mugi Kadowaki (left) and Kiko Mizuhara in a scene from Aristocrats (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yukiko Sode.
Mugi Kadowaki (left) and Kiko Mizuhara in a scene from Aristocrats (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yukiko Sode.
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