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Onimasa (1982)

Kiryûin Hanako no shôgai (original title)
A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Masagoro Kiryûin - Onimasa
Masako Natsume ...
Matsue Kiryûin
Akiko Nakamura ...
Botan, 3rd Mistress
Akiko Kana ...
Tsuru
Mari Natsuki ...
Akio, Opponent's Mistress
Kaori Takasugi ...
Hanako Kiryûin
Emi Shindô ...
Emiwaka, 2nd Mistress
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Hirazo Suenaga
Katsuhiko Watabiki ...
Jiro Mikazuki (as Kô Watabiki)
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Genichiro Tanabe
Naoya Makoto ...
Tetsuo Sudo
Asaji Kokontei
Nobuko Sendô ...
Matsue as a girl
Hiroshi Iwashita
Minoru Uchida
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A yakuza melodrama, covering decades in the lives of Boss Onimasa, his adopted daughter Matsue, and his biological daughter Hanako.

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27 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 55th Academy Awards in 1983. See more »

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Matsue Kiryuin: Don't you shit with me!
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A Japanese Godfather?
5 February 2017 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Hideo Gosha's Onimasa (1982) comes across as Japan's answer to The Godfather, while it doesn't quite live up to that billing-it was a very interesting film. Tatusya Nakadai always puts in a lively performance-this time as a chivalrous yakuza boss with several mistresses and the focus of this film is a girl he take sin as a daughter from a poor family. She has a very strong will and soon becomes his favorite because of her grit and strong will. She insists on being educated and becomes a teacher and eventually takes up with an intellectual and is the de facto narrator of the story of the rise and fall of Onimasa. The story is set in the Taisho era and the set designs ad to the overall impression of the film. I can't help but think the dog fighting scenes earlier in the film would have caused a certain amount of controversy in America. Overall it was a entertaining film.


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