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Why Not? (1981)

Eejanaika (original title)
Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

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Credited cast:
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Ine
Shigeru Izumiya ...
Genji
Ken Ogata ...
Furukawa
Shigeru Tsuyuguchi ...
Kinzo
Masao Kusakari ...
Itoman
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Ako ...
Oyoshi
Mitsuko Baishô ...
Oko
Junzaburô Ban ...
Toramatsu
Shôhei Hino ...
Magoshichi
Shino Ikenami ...
Yoshino
Etsuko Ikuta ...
Nui
Hiroshi Inuzuka ...
Roku
Chôichirô Kawarasaki ...
Nakazawa
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Koide
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Matakichi
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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

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8 January 1981 (USA)  »

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good film
27 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Japanese Films are great i have seen films from Akira Kurosawa, Yaziro Ozo, Takeshi Kitano, Shunji Iwai, and Takashi Miike these were great directors, which were in my book, which also includes Shohei Imamura's "Eijanaika" is an excellent film this film portrays the Yokohoma in one age The Prostitutes, The Samurais also portrays 2 Lovers nice film overall this was the first film i have seen by Mr. Imamura and i have absolutely enjoyed it not to mention it was greatly shot by the director the beauty of the scenery the fireworks the streets the flowers the people all beautifully shot 10101010 for this good film and to look back at the history it was extraordinary experience, excellent film well as good experience at first glimpse of works of Mr. Imamura.


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