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Chiyari Fuji (1955)

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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chiezo Kataoka
Ryûnosuke Tsukigata
Chizuru Kitagawa
Yuriko Tashiro
Daisuke Katô
Eitarô Shindô
Toranosuke Ogawa
Kyôji Sugi
Yoshio Yoshida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harue Akagi
Ryûtarô Aoyagi
Koji Arima
Mitsuo Asano
Tominosuke Hayama
Hideo Higashi
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

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27 February 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji  »

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Near the end of the movie, a barrel of some liquid was pierced by a spear. The barrel keeps spilling liquid for several minutes, but does not have enough volume to hold that much liquid. See more »

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Ideal blend of narrative and meaning
25 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find that many films either focus on story so much that they lack meaning or they go to the opposite extreme and focus so narrowly on a message that they fail as stories. Thus it is with great pleasure that I viewed a film that refreshingly melds narrative with meaning in a fashion that works so well it seems almost effortless.

Tomu Uchida's A Bloody Spear at Mt. Fuji is the story of an unassuming samurai who is more interested in a person's actions than his social standing. In spite of the rigid class divide that exists between himself and his servants he tends to treat them as his equals even when they themselves feel that they are inferior to him. The film features remarkable subplots that add scope and depth to the social criticism offered by the main plot. Among these is the story of a male orphan who idolizes the samurai's spear bearer and a young woman who is sold into prostitution because her family is too poor to support her.

The style of the film is quite unique. I don't know if I've ever seen a movie switch from one a light comedic tone to a tragic one so effectively. While this handles some of the same themes covered by directors like Mizoguchi and Naruse it does so without ever seeming overbearing or ponderous.

This film also boasts one of the best endings I've ever seen. Brilliant end to a brilliant film.


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