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W's Tragedy (1984)

W no higeki (original title)
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 »

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Hiroko Yakushimaru ...
Shizuka Mita
Yoshiko Mita ...
Sho Hajima
Masanori Sera ...
Akio Moriguchi
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Yumi Kusaka
Kôjirô Kusanagi ...
Yoshikazu Kiuchi
Yoshie Minami ...
Chieko Yasue
Kunihiko Mitamura ...
Jun Godai
Noboru Nakaya ...
Ryozo Dohara
Yukio Ninagawa ...
Theatre director Abe
Mariko Nonaka ...
Toshiko hayashi
Morihiko Saitô
Akiko Shikata ...
Kimiko Miyashita
Kôji Shimizu ...
Hideo Mineta
Jin'ichirô Sudô ...
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Miho Takagi ...
Kaori Kikuchi
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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 »

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Twaddle in any language
14 July 2013 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Japan has produced a lot of very good movies, but W's Tragedy is not one of them. I really cannot see what the other reviewers see in this simpering non-drama. Perhaps it is that I was not taken by the star's (lack of ?) cuteness, nor by the support cast of pretty-much unknowns.

Had W's Tragedy lacked English subtitles, I may have been tempted to cut it a bit more slack, citing lack of understanding of the nuances lost in lack of translation. But the story was clearly spelled out and explained, and it revealed ... nothing of consequence. One is tempted to snipe that the Tragedy is that this movie was released.

An obscure movie, and deservedly so.


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