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Children in the Wind (1937)

Kaze no naka no kodomo (original title)
Two young boys are usurped from being the head of their gang of children by the son of the man who indicts their father on charges of embezzlement. Their father is fired and arrested for ... See full summary »

Director:

Hiroshi Shimizu

Writer:

Joji Tsubota (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Reikichi Kawamura Reikichi Kawamura ... Father
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Mother
Masao Hayama ... Zenta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomio Aoki Tomio Aoki ... Circus Boy
Takashi Ishiyama Takashi Ishiyama
Kanji Kawahara Kanji Kawahara
Kôji Matsuda Kôji Matsuda
Hiroshi Nagao Hiroshi Nagao ... Akasawa
Einosuke Naka Einosuke Naka ... Detective
Seiji Nishimura Seiji Nishimura ... Policeman
Fumiko Okamura Fumiko Okamura ... Aunt
Fujiko Osafune Fujiko Osafune ... Miyoko
Chishû Ryû ... Policeman
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Uncle
Takayuki Suematsu Takayuki Suematsu ... Shôsuke
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Two young boys are usurped from being the head of their gang of children by the son of the man who indicts their father on charges of embezzlement. Their father is fired and arrested for this, and they are sent to live with their uncle, only to spend their time thinking of ways to escape back home.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 November 1937 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Children in the Wind See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Nice film, but a little bit too slow
29 July 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Children in the Wind" is an interesting, slow, contemplative film that depicts two children's lives. It is nicely done, and with a down to the earth atmosphere, but at the same time, it suffers from just not offering much in the plot department and being a little bit repetitive.

The direction is fine, and the acting acceptable enough, even if it suffers from some stillness. The scenery and camera work is old-style, and brings the world to live, a world in which it is easy to immerse oneself in. On the other hand, the two children's story is not as interesting as it could have been, and it could be seen as a little bit shallow, as some moments are unnecessarily stretched.

It is not a bad film, but suffers from lack of focus.


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