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Masao Adachi (writer)
Nagisa Ôshima (writer)
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30 March 1968 (Japan) See more »
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A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Kazuhiko Kato ... Onoppo 'The big one'
Osamu Kitayama ... Chu-noppo 'the small one'
Norihiko Hashida ... Chibi, 'The smallest one'
Kei Satô ... Y Chong - iru
Cha Dei-dang ... Kim Fhua
Fumio Watanabe ... Dokumushi
Mako Midori ... Nechan
Hôsei Komatsu ... Fisherman
Taiji Tonoyama ... Old man
Masao Adachi ... Policeman
Takashi Ueno ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rokkô Toura

Directed by
Nagisa Ôshima 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masao Adachi  writer
Mamoru Sasaki  writer
Tsutomu Tamura 
Nagisa Ôshima  writer

Produced by
Masayuki Nakajima .... producer
Original Music by
Hikaru Hayashi 
Cinematography by
Yasuhiro Yoshioka 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
Production Design by
Yoshi Toda 
Art Direction by
Shigemasa Toda 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kiyoshi Ogasawara .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hideo Nishizaki .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Takeji Sano .... gaffer
Other crew
Yônosuke Koike .... production staff
Daiji Ozeki .... unit manager

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Also Known As:
"Kaette kita yopparai" - Japan (original title)
"Sinner in Paradise" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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80 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:18 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) | Singapore:NC-16


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10 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Not for the faint-hearted, 29 November 2003
Author: sharptongue from Sydney, Australia

This film is weird. Director Oshima had worked for Jean-Luc Goddard, and is clearly paying homage to the wacky French director here.

"Three Drunkards Come Home", as this film is sometimes called, begins with a surreal situation of three students playing on the beach and having their clothes pinched by Korean (refugees? soldiers?). They are then mistaken for Koreans and begin to play the roles themselves. Then the story starts again at the halfway point, continues for at least five minutes the same way, and gradually diverges.

You need to be a serious film fan to take this sort of stuff. If you aren't a fan of Oshima or Goddard, don't go anywhere near this film. If you are, then you have some idea of what to expect.

As a fan of Oshima but not of Goddard, I sat through this film with mixed feelings. As in Death By Hanging, Oshima makes some strong points about the Japanese discrimination against Koreans. But as its apparently main purpose and theme, I feel this was handled much better in Death By Hanging, and I consider Three Drunkards Come Home to be one of his weaker efforts.

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