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Gauche the Cellist (1982)

Sero hiki no Gôshu (original title)
A cellist in a small orchestra receives help from animals to help him practice his music.

Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Kenji Miyazawa (short story), Isao Takahata (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Hideki Sasaki Hideki Sasaki ... Gauche
Masashi Amenomori Masashi Amenomori ... Conductor
Keiko Yokozawa Keiko Yokozawa ... Viola girl / Child Mouse (voice)
Kôichi Hashimoto Kôichi Hashimoto ... Orchestra Member 1 (as Yôichi Mitsuhashi)
Saburo Yoko Saburo Yoko ... Orchestra Member 2
Atsuko Mine Atsuko Mine ... Orchestra Member 3
Junji Chiba Junji Chiba ... First Cellist
Ryûji Saikachi Ryûji Saikachi ... Concertmaster
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Master of Ceremonies
Fuyumi Shiraishi ... Cat
Kaneta Kimotsuki Kaneta Kimotsuki ... Cuckoo
Kazue Takahashi Kazue Takahashi ... Tanuki
Akiko Takamura Akiko Takamura ... Mother Mouse
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Beginner Goshu is practicing to improve as a cellist, but is scolded by his tutor who finds him flat and out of rhythm. Arriving home and determined to practice more he is visited by four animals who, in turn, work and practice with him to improve his ability. Each of these animals acts as a spirit guide to Goshu and motivate and cajole him in different ways. The artwork and music lend themselves to the music and the progressive improvement in the young cellist. Written by aghaemi

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Connections

Followed by The Night of Taneyamagahara (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Indo no tora kari
Written by Michio Mamiya
Performed by Mitsuo Yashima
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Pre-Ghibli Takahata forming his prime
2 October 2019 | by Lepidopterous_See all my reviews

A sweet and simple episodic tale of a boy who discovers musical inspiration through nature. Pretty soon, we, too, begin to hear the cuckoo bird's underrated song and begin to see the animal-shaped clouds & trees in the background as the film progresses. Regardless of who its audience is, Gauche the Cellist offers some valuable lessons in perspective. Pre-Ghibli Takahata forming his prime.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 January 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cello Hiki No Gauche See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,534
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Production Co:

Oh Production See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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