7.5/10
1,399
17 user 13 critic

Kurutta kajitsu (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 July 1956 (Japan)
Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ayako is charged with murdering her much older academic husband while climbing a mountain. Ayako was having an affair, apparently with her husband's approval, and this complicates the trial.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Eitarô Ozawa
Kawaita hana (1964)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki
Akai satsui (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two young women must come to terms with the fact that a man they're deeply linked to is a murdering rapist.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An injured thief on the run finds sanctuary within a brothel of united, ruthless women.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Wada, Yumiko Nogawa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four high school students preparing for their university entrance exam fantasize about a classmate, and meet up with thier inebriated teacher, while singing bawdy drinking songs.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Ichirô Araki, Kazuko Tajima, Jûzô Itami
Kôshikei (1968)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Kei Satô, Do-yun Yu, Fumio Watanabe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Shizue Kawarazaki
Manji (1964)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida, Eiji Funakoshi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A hit man is hired to kill a mob boss. After the deed is done, he and his driver are wanted dead by rival gangs who joined forces.

Director: Takashi Nomura
Stars: Jô Shishido, Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio
Kagi (1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Machiko Kyô, Ganjirô Nakamura, Junko Kanô
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Takishima Natsuhisa
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Takishima Haruji
Mie Kitahara ...
Eri
Shinsuke Ashida
Shintarô Ishihara
Harold Conway ...
Eri's husband
Eiko Higashitani ...
Michiko
Ayuko Fujishiro ...
Mother
Taizô Fukami ...
Father
Noriko Watari ...
Eri's Friend
Yôko Takeuchi ...
Kamakura's Tenant
Yôko Benisawa ...
Kamakura Housekeeper
Hiroshi Kondô ...
Harbormaster
Zenji Yamada ...
Fisherman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Atsuko Akashi
Edit

Storyline

Bored rich kids. Natsuhisa, 20, constantly teases his brother Haruji, 16, about girls. They arrive by train for a summer at the beach; at the station, Haruji spots a young woman and can think of nothing else for the next few days. When they cross paths again - she's Eri - Haru invites her to a party at the house of a friend whose parents are divorced. They start a slow courtship. Then, Natsuhisa discovers Eri's secret; instead of it ending everything, Natsuhisa initiates a triangle by seeking the favors of his younger brother's girl. Haru is unaware of this betrayal. What will happen when he finds out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

boy | girl | brother | beach | water skiing | See All (64) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 July 1956 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Affair at Kamakura  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

François Truffaut was so taken with the film that he recommended it to the Cinematheque; this was the first Japanese film awarded that honor. See more »

Goofs

Haruji is loading groceries into a car outside a small grocery stall. Eri rides up on her bike and starts talking to him. Right behind Haruji can be seen a wall clock, the hands of which indicate a time of 4:35. The camera switches to Eri's face for a few seconds, then back to Haru, but now the clock indicates a time of 4:29. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during the amusement park sequence
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Pioneering Film
23 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a bunch of young men who live the good life (none have jobs, but they have money) in post-war Japan. The film focuses on two brothers and their mutual affection for a young lady named Eri. I don't blame them for being infatuated with her, she is next to beautiful. First its the younger brother Haruji who is able to woo her. Then the older brother Natsuhisa goes for her, out of both desire and jealousy. Eri turns out to be married to an American who spends very little time with her, so she is able to be involved in these affairs. Although this may seem a bit tame now, it was a scandalous film in 1956. It ushered in a Japanese new wave, or it at least suggested one was imminent. The film becomes better with time, as you focus on the love triangle. The actors and Mie Kitahara, who plays Eri, are all convincing. The DVD has commentary from Donald Richie, who is an authority on Japanese film. Again, risqué for the time, tame now (but so is "Rebel Without A Cause" and thats a great film), it is definitely worth your time.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page