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Kinema no tenchi (1986)

This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kiyoshi Atsumi ...
Kihachi
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Kenjiro Shimada
Narimi Arimori ...
Koharu Tanaka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chieko Baishô ...
Yuki
Harumi Edo
Akira Emoto ...
Director Saeki
Kanbi Fujiyama ...
Guest in Asakusa
Hajime Hana ...
Yasugoro
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Odagiri
Nana Kinomi ...
Singer
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Director Ogata
Leonard Kuma ...
Ryohei Isono
Gin Maeda ...
Kokichi
Kôshirô Matsumoto ...
Kida Studio Boss
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Sumie Kawashima
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This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a young star Koharu Tanaka for the big New Year release entitled Floating Weeds.

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2 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Az utolsó jelenet  »

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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 59th Academy Awards in 1987. See more »

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Perfect little gem
29 April 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw that film at the Montreal Film Festival. It chronicles the beginning of film-making in Japan with wit and intelligence. Much of the film is spent with the main actress and her career. Reminds me a bit of another Japanese film called "The actress", but with a faster pace and a lighter tone. A real pleasure.


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