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Talking the Pictures (2019)

Katsuben! (original title)
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Set in early 20th Century Japan, the movie follows the adventures of a young man who wants to get into the movie business -- but in a job unique to his country: a dramatic narrator for ... See full summary »

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Masayuki Suo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nozomi de Lencquesaing ... Wallace
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Buntaro Futagawa
Mao Inoue Mao Inoue ... Kotoe Tachibana
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Shigezo Tachibana
Yuina Kuroshima ... Umeko Kurihara
Kengo Kôra Kengo Kôra ... Takayuki Motegi
Bokuzô Masana ... Kokichi
Kanro Morita Kanro Morita ... Shiro Naito
Masatoshi Nagase ... Shusei Yamaoka
Ryô Narita ... Shuntaro Sometani
Takuma Otoo Takuma Otoo ... Torao Yasuda
Miki Sakai Miki Sakai
Songha Songha ... Hirosuke Hamamoto
Hiromasa Taguchi Hiromasa Taguchi ... Kinzo
Naoto Takenaka ... Tomio Aoki
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Storyline

Set in early 20th Century Japan, the movie follows the adventures of a young man who wants to get into the movie business -- but in a job unique to his country: a dramatic narrator for silent movies known as "Katsubenshi" or just "benshi". Comedy and action ensue as he becomes entangled with competing movie theaters where the crowds are drawn mostly by the skills of the dramatic interpreters rather than the movies themselves. Written by Scott G.G. Haller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Talking the Pictures See more »

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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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