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Shindo: Zempen Akemi no maki (1936)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kinuyo Tanaka ... Akemi Munakata
Hiroko Kawasaki Hiroko Kawasaki ... Utako
Shûji Sano ... Ippei Kudo
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara ... Ryota Kudo
Hideko Takamine ... Kyoko Munakata
Shin Saburi ... Toru Nogami
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Munakata
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Mrs. Munakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yaeko Izumo Yaeko Izumo ... Maid A
Masami Morikawa Masami Morikawa ... Telephon operator
Fumiko Okamura Fumiko Okamura ... Widow of Kudo
Chishû Ryû
Setsuko Shinobu Setsuko Shinobu ... Nurse
Reikô Tani Reikô Tani
Toyoko Wada Toyoko Wada ... Maid B
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based on novel | See All (1) »

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Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 1936 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

New Way See more »

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Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Shindo: Kohen Ryota no maki (1936) See more »

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Appealing contemporary thirties drama.
18 March 2017 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

First of two parts shows Gosho's sensitive hand with story and character, though the technique of Japanese sound film making still lacks assurance.

The two girls accompany a couple of visitors at the lakeside resort. Takamine has found her ideal mate Uehara, though her father wants her to marry a diplomat. They can't push ahead with the marriage because he has a two year posting to France.

Back in Tokyo Tanaka (a particularly appealing performance) is a product of the new liberal Japan and exchanges visits with Sano, though his mother forbids such activity as contrary to the tradition of his late father. Things don't work out well there in the cliff hanger ending to part one.

The picture of Japan is striking mixing rickshaws and telephones, kimonos and western clothing and furnishings and where Meiji chocolate is still a novelty and a photo of Elizabeth Bergner on the wall draws comment. A few of the players who will have a large profile in Japanese cinema make appearances.


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