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I Am Waiting (1957) More at IMDbPro »Ore wa matteru ze (original title)


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Shintarô Ishihara (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1957 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Jôji is a boxer barred from the ring; Saeko is a singer whose voice is gone. Lost souls, they meet one night by a quay; she may be thinking of suicide... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Koreyoshi Kurahara 
 
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Shintarô Ishihara  written by

Produced by
Takiko Mizunoe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Kuratarô Takamura 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Art Direction by
Takashi Matsuyama 
 
Production Management
Akira Nakai .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Akinori Matsuo .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fumio Hashimoto .... sound
 
Stunts
Masatoshi Takase .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Ônishi .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Ore wa matteru ze" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Japan:91 min (TV)
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good, if a little slow, 31 August 2009
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

The earliest film in Eclipse's new Nikkatsu Noir set, this one stars Yujiro Ishihara and Mie Kitahara, the two stars of the previous year's Crazed Fruit (these are only two of about two dozen films they made together). I Am Waiting is a pretty good crime flick about a retired boxer who meets up with a lounge singer who is trying to run away from her gangster employer. The boxer has been waiting a year for his brother to contact him from Brazil, where he hopes to move and help his brother farm. Turns out that his brother never made it there. His mysterious disappearance is linked with the aforementioned gangsters. The story here is really good, and, in general, it's well directed and performed. It does move a tad too slowly, though, and the two halves of the plot, the romance and the mystery of the missing brother, are connected by a pretty big and hard-to-buy coincidence. It's a good film, but it's one that feels like it could have been done a little bit better (the perfect film for a remake!).

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