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Himiko (1974)

 -  Drama | History  -  23 February 1979 (USA)
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Masao Kusakari ...
Takehiko
Rie Yokoyama ...
Adahime
Chôichirô Kawarasaki ...
Mimaki
Kenzô Kawarasaki ...
Ikume
Yoshi Katô ...
Ohkimi
Jun Hamamura ...
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Tsuchimi Kurata
Teishiro Nishijima
Mitsugu Fujita
Tadashi Yoshizumi
Mayumi Kyô
Akio Marubayashi
Akemi Harada
Yôko Shibata
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A modernist historical fiction
11 November 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

An imagined life of the prehistoric Japanese Queen Himiko, based loosely on a few mentions in Chinese chronicles. Himiko is presented as the head priestess of the Sun Goddess cult and a spirit medium. This cult later was used by the Japanese Imperial family as their claim to rule. Himiko is made queen when the king is killed, but lets the men around her rule. She is then deposed and killed because she lusts after her half-brother, who is more interested in Adahime, who supports the Earth Goddess.

Done in modern style, with little effort made to have the costumes, the sets and the lighting be as they would be at the time. The Japanese language and characters' motivation seem modern also.

Butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata and members of his troupe seem to add a touch along the lines of what one expects in a Fellini picture, but dance historians may be interested.


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