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Tôkyô kôshinkyoku (1929)

 -  Short | Drama  -  31 May 1929 (Japan)
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Cast overview:
Shizue Natsukawa ...
Michiyo / Orie
Takako Irie ...
Sayuriko Fujimoto
Isamu Kosugi ...
Yukichi Sakuma
Koji Shima ...
Yoshiki Fujimoto
Eiji Takagi ...
Fujimoto, the Father
Hisako Takihana ...
Sumie, Orie's companion geisha
Taeko Sakuma ...
Natsuko Fujimoto
Shunji Kanda ...
Yamano, pianist
Reiji Ichiki ...
Nobuo Matsunami
Shôzô Nanbu ...
Gunnosuke Kanahira ...
Vicomte Saburo Kudo
Takaya Ito ...
Bontarô Miake ...
Toshio Matsunami (as Bontaro Miake)
Suesaburo Sasai


A classic melodramatic love tragedy addressing social inequality in feudal Japan, depicted in Kenji Mizoguchi's typical style. The nostalgic scenes of 1920s Tokyo provides a valuable visual experience set against the background of the title song, "Tokyo March." Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama




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31 May 1929 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Tokyo March  »

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(extant 16mm copy) | (1999 Cinémathèque Française restoration)

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1.33 : 1
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Great Early Mikzoguchi
3 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A 28 minute film about a young man who at first falls in love at first sight with a poor girl. She is Michiyo, who lives with relatives after her parents pass away. In order fir her to help the family monetarily she becomes a Geisha. By a weird twist, the young man's father takes a liking to her, with her geisha name now Orie. The young man sees her at a party and, though he abhors geishas, is smitten with her. A few more twists happen, and the plot thickens. This film is appended onto the DVD release "The Water Magician", also directed by Mizoguchi (Rating: 10 stars, see separate review). This is a great short film, which even has a few scenes of Tokyo in the 20's. Like "The Water Magician", it is a gift that this film still exists. The story is told simply and effectively. For everyone that knows Mizoguchi's later work, such as "Ugetsu", "Street Of Shame" and "Sisters Of The Gion", this is an excellent place to continue sampling his sometimes brilliant work. This is well worth your time.

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