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A Wanderer's Notebook (1962)
"Hourou-ki" (original title)

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Woman can't find a decent job, meanwhile being dumped by her boyfriend and writing on the side. people say her writing on poverty is good... See full synopsis »

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Fumiko Hayashi
Akira Takarada ...
Fukuya
Daisuke Katô ...
Nobuo Sadaoka
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Fujiyama
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Kishi, Fumiko's mother
Mitsuko Kusabue ...
Kyôko Hinatsu
Noboru Nakaya ...
Haruhiko Itatsu
Yûnosuke Itô ...
Gorô Shirasaka
Jun Tatara ...
Tamura
Masao Oda ...
Fumiko's father
Takeshi Katô ...
Uenoyama
Tomoko Fumino ...
Yasuko Murano
Natsuko Kahara
Chôko Iida
Machiko Kitagawa
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Woman can't find a decent job, meanwhile being dumped by her boyfriend and writing on the side. people say her writing on poverty is good... See full synopsis »

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29 September 1962 (Japan)  »

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Lonely Lane  »

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Hi De Hideko
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen four films (None on DVD) of Hideko Takamine, three with director Mikio Naruse, and She certainly must have been one of the dominate Star's of Japanese film in her age. Going by the IMDb, She started in silent film in 29 and then did roughly a movie a year before retiring in 79.

Houroki-ki is a good film with a masterful performance from Takamine, She curls her body in a sensual pout whenever sizing up the situation, determined to rise above it even as She feigns not caring. Naruse's work is steady and intelligent and here the film never quite falls into "soap opera", as some of Takamine's vehicles seemed too.

I really recommend this one and "The Four Chimneys;" it's about time more

was known in the West of the impressive Ms. Takamine.


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