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An Osaka Story (1957)

Ôsaka monogatari (original title)
Story follows a poor peasant family that through hardship gets some money and how that change them.

Writers:

Kenji Mizoguchi (story), Yoshikata Yoda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raizô Ichikawa Raizô Ichikawa ... Keizaburo
Kyôko Kagawa ... Onatsu
Shintarô Katsu ... Ichinosuke
Michiko Ono Michiko Ono ... Takino
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura
Aiko Mimasu Aiko Mimasu
Eijirô Tôno
Chieko Naniwa
Ganjirô Nakamura Ganjirô Nakamura
Isao Yamagata
Hisao Toake Hisao Toake
Ichirô Amano Ichirô Amano
Hinode Nishikawa Hinode Nishikawa
Sumao Ishihara Sumao Ishihara
Shirô Miura Shirô Miura
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Storyline

Story follows a poor peasant family that through hardship gets some money and how that change them.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 March 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

An Osaka Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975) See more »

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Does money make you happy?
13 January 2019 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

The story about a poor peasant family how they through hardship gets to better times. But are those times really better times as better of merchants than poor peasants?

Story is fine and interesting and have been told both before and after. Acting is fine I would say. You really do not see much of humanity from the best side in this movie. If you are in for a good drama this may be for you. But do not expect a lot of sword fights in this movie. Most important in this movie is money.

Would I recommend it? Well if you don't mind a black and white Japanese drama it is definitely worth seeing. I found it good but again I would not say a story worth spending a lot of time searching for.


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