Pierre Marsac, a French engineer working for the Nagasaki shipbuilding yards, has fallen in love both with Japan and a charming Japanese girl named Noriko. But Françoise Fabre, a French ... See full summary »
Pierre Marsac, a French engineer working for the Nagasaki shipbuilding yards, has fallen in love both with Japan and a charming Japanese girl named Noriko. But Françoise Fabre, a French journalist and Pierre's former lover, contacts him while visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. They meet again, find out their love might not be dead. Meanwhile, Pierre gradually becomes estranged from sweet, humble Noriko. One day, a typhoon strikes Nagasaki... Written by
The starting point of the screenplay was Thomas Raucat's novel "L'honorable partie de campagne" about a Frenchman discovering Japan in 1925. But it was modified to such an extent that it is not even mentioned in the credits. See more »
Shot in color,with a comfortable budget for the time "Typhon sur Nagasaki" ,in spite of two great French actors is not only a disaster movie:it's also a disaster itself.After a first part,which drags on and on and on ,where Marais is torn between a French journalist and a Japanese in a folklore for tourists (complete with puppets,raw fish ,etc),the typhoon ,which anyone is expecting to enliven things a bit,was perhaps impressive at the time,but we've seen much better since and it's all terribly quaint for today's audience.Like America at the same time (Sayonara,Tea house of the August moon),France tried its hand at the Japanese stuff and its effort was appalling.
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