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The Lights of Asakusa (1937)

Asakusa no hi (original title)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara
Mieko Takamine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shin'ichi Himori
Reikichi Kawamura Reikichi Kawamura
Daijirô Natsukawa Daijirô Natsukawa
Seiji Nishimura Seiji Nishimura
Fumiko Okamura Fumiko Okamura
Chishû Ryû ... Katori Shinichi
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô
Haruko Sugimura
Shin Tokudaiji Shin Tokudaiji
Yoshiko Tsubouchi
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 December 1937 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lights of Asakusa See more »

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Shochiku Ofuna See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Behind the curtain
18 August 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I kind of like the vibe of this movie. It really has something going for it. The values that are on display here, even if some seem ridiculous today, they had to do things certain ways back then. And who is to say, if the way they were handling things back then was so wrong and the way we are doing things today is how it should be done. Although I do believe that there are still some of those values left in Japan (can't be certain of course).

While those values seem dated then, the acting is very fine. The pacing is slow, but if you have watched and loved movies by Kurosawa for example, that shouldn't be a problem. Though this cannot be compared to the Kurosawa movies, it still is a very strong movie.

Very good (still) cinematography, that was still holding up in the cinema I watched it (Berlin International Film Festival).


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