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The Idiot (Hakuchi) (1951)

The Idiot
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Setsuko Hara

Setsuko Hara

Taeko Nasu
Masayuki Mori

Masayuki Mori

Kinji Kameda
Toshirô Mifune

Toshirô Mifune

Denkichi Akama
Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura

Ono, Ayako's father
Chieko Higashiyama

Chieko Higashiyama

Satoko, Ayako's mother
Minoru Chiaki

Minoru Chiaki

Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary


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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

novel The Idiot
Eijirô Hisaita

Eijirô Hisaita



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Release date: 30 April 1963
UPC: 4895033730699
Japan (3), Japanese (3), Drama (3), Corruption (2), Money (2), Power (2), Greed (2), Marriage (2), 1950s (2), 1951 (2), Foreign Language (1), Not Vhs Only (1), S (1), Nodvd (1), Vhs Only (1), Tragedy (1), Love (1), Not Foreign Language (1), Novel (1), Dostoyevski (1)
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