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The Stairway to the Distant Past (1995)
"Harukana jidai no kaidan o" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  18 March 1995 (Japan)
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Masatoshi Nagase ...
Kiyotaka Nanbara ...
Hoshino
Haruko Wanibuchi ...
Lily Hama
Shirô Sano ...
Masaru
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White man
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Sugimoto
Mika Ohmine ...
Akane Hama
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Shishido
Keiji Matsuda ...
Matsuda
Akaji Maro ...
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Sachiko Shibata
Sumiko Sakamoto ...
Minato no Mary
Noriko Sengoku ...
Asa
Yôichi Sai ...
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A Sophomore Work; Unconvincing, Boring and Clumsy
8 August 2012 | by (boston mass. usa) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching the last in this trilogy- The Trap, 2005. Where Stairway was a feeble wishy washy visually confusing poorly scripted effort, The Trap was a real movie.I really cannot figure out how anyone would find Stairway superior to The Trap, but since a few reviewers liked this film, i know i will not bother to seek the first in the trilogy. Stairway just felt off kilter through the whole piece, like a drunk who just can't get his footing. Derivative and Hat-tipping can be fun in the movies but in this film all those efforts were lifeless and clumsy and unconvincing.So my advice is- skip this film and see The Trap instead.


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