MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,839 this week

Ningen no shômei (1977)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1977 (Japan)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 171 users  
Reviews: 1 user

When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Top 10 TV Shows

Brooke Anderson from "Entertainment Tonight" and Melanie McFarland take a look at the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014 in our new series "IMDb Countdown".

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 51 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 492 titles
created 18 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 113 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 408 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 5294 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ningen no shômei (1977)

Ningen no shômei (1977) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ningen no shômei.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tonkô (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1026, students in western China are shanghaied into the forces of crown prince Li Yuanhao of Xi Xia, who wants to control the length of the Silk Road. One student is Zhao Xingde, who ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ya Satô
Stars: Kôichi Satô, Toshiyuki Nishida, Anna Nakagawa
Fantasy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Ôkusu, Mariko Kaga
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Gekidan Hitori
Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Yô Ôizumi, Gekidan Hitori
Drama | Crime | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Tôru Murakawa
Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Asami Kobayashi, Yoshirô Aoki
Proof of the Man (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Munesue, a Japanese detective assigned to solve the murder of a causasian in Japan, discovers that Ken Schuftan, his American detective counterpart, killed Munuesue's father.

Stars: Mark Chinnery, Yoshiharu Takeda, Yutaka Takenouchi
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Legendary Japanese director Ichikawa Kons 1976 film The Inugami Family, holds a very special place in Japans long tradition of supernatural suspense... See full synopsis »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Shimada, Teruhiko Aoi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A tough police detective is falsely accused of corruption, and goes on the run to clear his name. He is assisted by the beautiful daughter of a rich man.

Director: Jun'ya Satô
Stars: Ken Takakura, Yoshio Harada, Ryô Ikebe
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Mei (Haruna Kawaguchi), is a high-school student who is bullied often. She didn't think she needed friends until she met Yamato (Sota Fukushi), the most popular guy in school. They fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Asako Hyuga
Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Sôta Fukushi, Nanami Abe
Oar (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake, Yûko Natori
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Stars: Gaku Hamada, Eita, Megumi Seki
W's Tragedy (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Young college student Shizuka is given the opportunity to act in a stage play with professionals. Shizuka is willing to go to great lengths to master this role of a lifetime... See full synopsis »

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai
Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Yoshiko Mita, Masanori Sera
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Ken Shuftan
Mariko Okada ...
Yûsaku Matsuda ...
...
Detective O'Brien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Aljohns
Junzaburô Ban ...
Hot Spring Inn's owner
Takeo Chii ...
Detective Kusaba
E.H. Eric ...
Design Contest M.C.
Kinji Fukasaku ...
Shibue, Assistant Lieutenant
Bunjaku Han ...
Naomi
Hajime Hana ...
Detective Takeshi Yokowata
Janet Hatta ...
Yukiko Mishima
Michiko Hoshi
Kôichi Iwaki ...
Kyohei Kori
...
Lionel Adams
Edit

Storyline

When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 October 1977 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Proof of the Man  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Ningen no shômei 2001 (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Proof of a Man is a interesting film
20 April 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

The film had a brief run in the Japanese art houses back then, and never got a good U.S. booking for a big film from Japan in 1977. There is two version of the film, one is a Japanese print which runs more than 130 minutes, and a U.S. version, which was re-dubbed and addition scenes was added, and some Japanese scenes were cut out (Making Toshiro Mifune only appear once). The US version never got any theatrical booking as it came out on video in a small label in 1985. I saw both version and the impact of the film wasn't destroyed on the U.S. cut version. The film is about a Black man (played by singer Joe Yamamura) murdered in Japan, and a cop (the late Yusaku Matsuda, star of Paramount film BLACK RAIN) is on the case to solve the mystery. He later goes to America to team up with George Kennedy, who later Yusaku realized is the man that killed his father in WW2 days. Many American actors like Broadrick Crawford, Theresa Merritt, Rick Jason and William Sanderson are featured in supporting parts. There is lots of well acted scenes, car chase in New York, and the film is like a big puzzle slowly being put together. Yamamura sings a catch title song in English, but he is badly dubbed in the U.S. version. The film is highly recommended!


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ningen no shômei (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?