Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Category: Drama
A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1985-05-15
Run time: 121 minute / 2:1
Budget: $5,000,000
Revenue: $502,758
Director: Paul Schrader
Production Companies : Lucasfilm, American Zoetrope, Tristone Entertainment Inc., M Company
Production Countries: Japan, United States of America


Ken Ogata
as Yukio Mishima (segment "November 25, 1970")
Gô Rijû
as Mishima, age 18-19 (segment "Flashbacks")
Masato Aizawa
as Mishima - age 9-14 (segment "Flashbacks")
Masayuki Shionoya
as Morita (segment "November 25, 1970")
Hiroshi Mikami
as Cadet #1 (segment "November 25, 1970")
Junya Fukuda
as Cadet #2 (segment "November 25, 1970")
Shigeto Tachihara
as Cadet #3 (segment "November 25, 1970")
Junkichi Orimoto
as General Mashita (segment "November 25, 1970")
Yuki Nagahara
as Mishima, age 5 (segment "Flashbacks")
Kyuzo Kobayashi
as Literary Friend (segment "Flashbacks")
Yuki Kitazume
as Dancing Friend (segment "Flashbacks")
Haruko Kato
as Grandmother (segment "Flashbacks")
Yasosuke Bando
as Mizoguchi (segment "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion")
Hisako Manda
as Mariko (segment "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion")
Naomi Oki
as First Girl (segment "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion")
Miki Takakura
as Second Girl (segment "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion")
Imari Tsujikoichi Sato
as Madame (segment "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion") (as Imari Tsuji)
Koichi Sato
as Kashiwagi (segment "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion")
Kenji Sawada
as Osamu (segment "Kyoko's House")
Reisen Ri
as Kiyomi (segment "Kyoko's House")
Setsuko Karasuma
as Mitsuko (segment "Kyoko's House")
Tadanori Yokoo
as Natsuo (segment "Kyoko's House")
Yasuaki Kurata
as Takei (segment "Kyoko's House")
Mitsuru Hirata
as Thug (segment "Kyoko's House")
Toshiyuki Nagashima
as Isao (segment "Runaway Horses")
Hiroshi Katsuno
as Lieutenant Hori (segment "Runaway Horses")
Naoya Makoto
as Kendo Instructor (segment "Runaway Horses")
Hiroki Ida
as Izutsu (segment "Runaway Horses")
Jun Negami
as Kurahara (segment "Runaway Horses")
Ryô Ikebe
as Interrogator (segment "Runaway Horses")
Toshio Hosokawa
as 'Rokumeikan' Producer
Hideo Fukuhara
as Military Doctor
Yosuke Mizuno
as 'Yukoku' Producer
Eimei Esumi
as Ichigaya Aide-de-Camp
Minoru Hodaka
as Ichigaya Colonel
Shôichirô Sakata
as Isao's Classmate
Alan Poul
as American Reporter (as Alan Mark Poul)
Ren Ebata
as Reporter #1
Yasuhiro Arai
as Reporter #2
Fumio Mizushima
as Reporter #3
Shinji Miura
as Pavilion Acolyte
Yuichi Sato
as Student
Sachiko Akagi
as Thug's Girl Friend
Tsutomu Harada
as Romeo
Mami Okamoto
as Juliet
Atsushi Takayama
as Interrogation Policeman
Kimiko Ito
as Grandmother's Nurse
Kojiro Oka
as First MP
Tatsuya Hiragaki
as Actor #1
Shinichi Nosaka
as Policeman
Sachiko Hidari
as Osamu's Mother
Roy Scheider
as Narrator (voice)
Chishū Ryū
as A monk (uncredited)
Naoko Ôtani
as Mother (segment
George Lucas Executive Producer
Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer

Paul Schrader Director

Paul Schrader Writer

John Bailey Director of Photography

Philip Glass Original Music Composer

Michael Chandler Editor

Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Leslie Shatz Sound Designer
Leslie Shatz Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Yosuke Mizuno Line Producer
Tom Luddy Producer

Leonard Schrader Writer

Tomoyo Ōshima Editor

Yukio Mishima Novel

Mataichirô Yamamoto Producer

Chieko Schrader Script

Jun Shiragi Scenario Writer

Tom Bellfort Sound Editor

Eiko Ishioka Production Design

Costume & Make-Up
Eiko Ishioka Costume Design

Jerry Ross Sound Editor

Kazuo Takenaka Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Etsuko Yagyu Costume Design

Kyoji Sasaki Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Noriyo Ida Makeup Artist
Yasuhiro Kawaguchi Makeup Artist
Masayuki Okubi Makeup Artist
Junji Ota Hairstylist

Gary Clayton Sound Editor
Giorgio Venturoli Sound Editor
Jeff Kliment Sound Editor

Visual Effects
Catherine Craig Visual Effects

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