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A Billionaire (1954)
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Sute Kagami
Isuzu Yamada ...
Hanakuma
Yûnosuke Itô ...
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Kinzô Shin ...
Juji Gan
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Hilarious satire of postwar Japan
18 January 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This scathing satire plays like Ichikawa's attempt to slap Japan out of its postwar malaise. A hopelessly naïve junior tax collector crosses paths with an assortment of quirky characters, including a young woman working on a home-made A-bomb, a spoon tycoon on his way to the U.S., a poor boy aspiring to become a movie star, and a fast-talking geisha scheming to extort corrupt politicians. A running joke throughout is the absurd overpopulation: everyone seems to have an absolute minimum of twelve children. This consistently original work remains fresh and funny, thanks to vigorous performances and Ichikawa's precise framing.


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