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Crane (1988)

Tsuru (original title)
Based on the folk tales "Repayment from a crane". One snowy night a beautiful woman named Tsuru (Crane) visits poor peasant Taiju sand says she will become his wife...

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Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Tsuru (crane)
Hideki Noda ...
Daiju
Takuzô Kawatani ...
Umaemon
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Yura
Bunta Sugawara ...
Rich man
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Kichibi
Kôji Ishizaka ...
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Michino Yokoyama ...
Nami (as Michiyo Yokoyama)
Fujio Tokita ...
Hunter
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Based on the folk tales "Repayment from a crane". One snowy night a beautiful woman named Tsuru (Crane) visits poor peasant Taiju sand says she will become his wife...

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21 May 1988 (Japan)  »

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Gentle (mostly)
4 September 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The pace is slow, and the target audience seems to be children, although it has an oddly adult flavour at times. The story contains no real surprises. Certainly, as a member of the audience, you'll wonder how the other characters take so long to work out that the lovely and mysterious woman is a crane in disguise (this fact is never less than totally clear from the start). I'm not sure how the story could have been made any differently, but I feel it could have been done better. Overall, not too bad.


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