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Hero of the Red Light District (1960)

Yôtô monogatari: hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin-giri (original title)
A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a disfiguring birthmark on his face. Even the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tomu Uchida

Writer:

Yoshikata Yoda
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chiezô Kataoka Chiezô Kataoka ... Sano Jiro
Yaeko Mizutani ... Otsuru aka Tamatsuru (as Yoshie Mizutani)
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura ... (as Kimura Ko)
Akiko Santo Akiko Santo ... Osaki
Shinobu Chihara Shinobu Chihara ... Yaegaki
Sadako Sawamura Sadako Sawamura ... Ogen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noriko Aoba Noriko Aoba
Koji Arima Koji Arima ... Moshichi
Minoru Chiaki ... Jôsuke
Hideko Ezaki Hideko Ezaki
Kogiku Hanayagi Kogiku Hanayagi ... Iwahashi
Kensaku Hara Kensaku Hara
Kôtarô Hori Kôtarô Hori
Juro Hoshi Juro Hoshi ... Seisuke
Eijirô Kataoka Eijirô Kataoka ... Haruroku
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Storyline

A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a disfiguring birthmark on his face. Even the courtesans in Yoshiwara refuse to entertain him, until an indentured peasant prostitute, Tamarazu, takes the unsavoury assignment and treats him with brash tenderness.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 September 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company, Toei Kyoto See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There's really little here about photography
30 July 2017 | by DosLenyosSee all my reviews

I watched this series of mini-documentaries with great anticipation. As a part-time professional nature/travel photographer I was hoping to get behind each featured photographer, watching, over their shoulder, as they photographed the amazing locations, people, and wildlife they encountered. This was not to be. Instead we get vignettes of the people and animals, and historic significance of the locations. This is not about photography, it is about political issues mostly. A big disappointment for me. While the cinematography is beautiful and inspiring it just doesn't carry this series. Tales by Light is more about pushing an agenda than exploring the art of photography.


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