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Kamata kôshinkyoku (1982)

Aging Kamata movie star "Gin-chan" Ginshiro (Morio Kazama) is filming a story about Samurai in Imperial Japan at the start of the Meiji... See full synopsis »

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Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Konatsu
Morio Kazama ...
Ginshiro
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Yasu
Chika Takami ...
Tomoko
Daijirô Harada ...
Tachibana
Keizô Kanie ...
Film Director
Nijiko Kiyokawa ...
Yasu's mother
Rei Okamoto ...
Toku-san
Akira Shioji ...
Yamada
Harumi Sone
Hyôe Enoki ...
Tome
Shiro Takano
Kenjirô Ishimaru
Nagare Hagiwara ...
Yuji
Toshiya Sakai ...
Makoto
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Aging Kamata movie star "Gin-chan" Ginshiro (Morio Kazama) is filming a story about Samurai in Imperial Japan at the start of the Meiji... See full synopsis »

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9 October 1982 (Japan)  »

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as dark and disturbing as it is funny
17 March 2013 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Re-watching this 10 years after seeing it the first time and 31 years after it was made, with more Japanese under my belt, I don't see a fundamental stylistic difference between the humor in this movie from that of "Battle Royale." There's just a shift in emphasis. Both movies are equally misanthropic and mordantly satirical. I get the feeling that the core of both is a disappointed wish to find something lovable about at least two people and a hope that they connect with each other without screwing things up too badly. There's a lot about the three principal characters-- Ginshirô, Yasu and Konatsu--that is cringe-worthy that, if you don't buy it as satire, will repulse you. I get the feeling that Fukasaku couldn't have cared less about audience discomfort. Of course, if you're a nihilist, it won't make you squirm, at all.


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