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Japanese Girls at the Harbor (1933)

Minato no nihonmusume (original title)
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Michiko Oikawa ...
Sunako Kurokawa
Yukiko Inoue ...
Dora Kennel
Ureo Egawa ...
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Ranko Sawa ...
Yôko Sheridan
Yumeko Aizome ...
Masumi
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Miura - a Painter
Yasuo Nanjo ...
Harada - a Gentleman (as Yasuo Nanjô)
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Beautiful
17 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the movie was made in 1933, the visuals are shockingly contemporary. In some ways the streets are cleaner and in better order than the streets of present day Yokohama. Aren't we supposed to be evolving ? I don't see any sign of that in terms of beauty of the city and the behavior of the people in this movie.

I don't know much about the film's director, but I understand that he's supposed to be one of the greats of early Japanese cinema. I can see that. There's sharpness, and vivid quality to every scene. It's almost breath taking.

Some things changes while others remain timeless. I got to reevaluate my life's value after watching this movie. So many things that I thought were important now looks silly. The people in this movie have already lived it.

Great movie to put your life into perspective, and behold at how advanced it was in 1933. With a little change in clothing and furniture, it's exactly like the life we live today.

The director of this movie had an impeccable taste.


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