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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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Hideko Takamine is Amazing
27 September 2011 | by (Nagoya, Japan) – See all my reviews

How is it possible that Hideko Takamine can transform herself into this character so easily? My answer is that she was, 100%, an actress of heart. (Unlike so many Japanese actors and actresses these days who can only make faces.) And she does great things with her heart. She was by far one of the most talented actresses in the 20th century not only in Japan but anywhere. After playing several of Fumiko Hayashi's characters, Deko-Chan plays Fumiko Hayashi herself in Hourou-ki. And it is amazing to watch. From the beginning of the movie there is a deep sadness on Fumiko's face; and even when she is expressing other emotions in the movie, that sadness is still there in her face — it never goes away. Wow. I think that unlike most actors and actresses Hidoko Takamine can completely transform herself into her character; erase herself completely


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