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Humanity And Paper Balloons (Ninjo kami fusen) (1937)

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Starring
Chôjûrô Kawarasaki Chôjûrô Kawarasaki
Matajuro Unno, a samurai
Kan Kan'emon Nakamura
Shinza, the barber
Tsuruzo Nakamura Tsuruzo Nakamura
Genko, fish seller
Choemon Bando Choemon Bando
Yabushi, the masseur
Shizue Yamagishi Shizue Yamagishi
Otaki, Matajuro's wife
Daisuke Katô Daisuke Katô
Isuke - Yatagoro henchman


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A good movie

1 year, 5 months ago at Sep 15 11:40
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the ‘They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?’ list, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I wonder if the English title was a literal translation of the Japanese title but it is probably one of the greatest titles I came across. It might sound cryptic but it completely made sense with this movi... read more
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The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters.
Tags: Drama (2), Japan (2), Samurai (2), 1930s (2), Gangster (1), Japanese (1), B&w (1), 18th Century (1), Feudal Japan (1), Social Realism (1), Kitchen Sink (1), Jidai Geki (1), East Asia (1), 83 Min. (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 5 months ago

A good movie

“To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the ‘They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?’ list, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I wonder if the English title was a literal translation of the Japanese title but it is probably one of the greatest titles I came across. It might sound cryptic but it completely made sense with this movie, especially during the very last scene. Concerning Sadao Yamanaka, I had never heard of the guy before, he apparently died pretty young but he was apparently a major influence on all the great Japanese directors that came afterwards such as Akira Kurosawa or Yasujirô Ozu. And, indeed, it was quite impressive how immersive the world created by Yamanaka was. He really gave you the feeling that yo” read more

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