I still don’t understand Mizoguchi. He’s an odd duck and it’s a little stressful to hear his story because he seems so disconnected from anything I would consider normal. He’s a wonderful character, but it’s distressing, too.
There is a correlation to Crime and Punishment, but Dostoyevsky’s Raskolnikov was so rational that all his other actions made sense. Mizoguchi is nearly senseless; he’s a chaos. Disturbing,