6.7/10
103
2 user 5 critic

Rojô no reikion (1921)

Director:

Minoru Murata

Writers:

Maxim Gorky (story "Na dne"), Wilhelm August Schmidtbonn (story "Mutter Landstrasse") | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Sealed Orders (1914)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On the brink of war, Lt. van Hauen is summoned to take command of the cruiser, but due to unforeseen events, he is wrongfully convicted as a traitor.

Director: Benjamin Christensen
Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Otto Reinwald
Orochi (1925)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter.

Director: Buntarô Futagara
Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Misao Seki, Utako Tamaki
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teenaged tomboy, tired of being bossed around by her strict guardian, impersonates a man so she can have more fun, but discovers that being the opposite sex isn't as easy as she had hoped.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Curt Goetz, Ferry Sikla
A.K. (1985)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Shigehiko Hasumi, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, John Ekman
Jûjiro (1928)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After falling in love with a courtesan, Rikiya is blinded by ash during a fight in a brothel. Believing the blindness permanent and his opponent dead, Rikiya goes back home to his sister. ... See full summary »

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Stars: Akiko Chihaya, Junosuke Bandô, Yukiko Ogawa
Variety (1925)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont
Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The movie focuses on the plight of ten war orphans hailing from different cities across Japan. With nowhere to go, they scavenge around train stations, scratching out an existence by means ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Shunsaku Shimamura, Natuski Masako, Gosho Shoichi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa
The Crowd (1928)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her.

Director: Nino Oxilia
Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaoru Osanai Kaoru Osanai ... Yasushi Sugino
Haruko Sawamura Haruko Sawamura ... Yôko
Denmei Suzuki Denmei Suzuki ... Koichiro
Mikiko Hisamatsu Mikiko Hisamatsu ... Fumiko
Ryuko Date Ryuko Date ... Mitsuko, Koichiro's fiancee
Yuriko Hanabusa Yuriko Hanabusa ... Peer's daughter
Sôtarô Okada Sôtarô Okada ... Caretaker of Villa
Minoru Murata Minoru Murata ... Taro
Kômei Minami Kômei Minami ... Tsurikichi
Shigeru Tsutamura Shigeru Tsutamura ... Kamezo
Kumahiko Mohara Kumahiko Mohara ... Steward of villa
Eiko Azuma Eiko Azuma
Emina Haruno Emina Haruno ... Guest at Christmas
Eiko Higashi Eiko Higashi
Takeo Komatsu Takeo Komatsu
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 1921 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dusze na drodze See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shôchiku Kinema Kenkyujo See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
They'll be comin' round the mountain while you snore...

I saw this Japanese movie in 2005 at the Cinema Muto festival in Sacile, Italy. The festival screened a print from the National Film Centre, Tokyo that had its original Japanese intertitles, with English subtitles added. The film's title is offered in English as 'Souls on the Road'.

Idealistic young Koichiro is the sensitive artistic type; he longs for success as a violinist. Worse luck, he's a small-town boy from the Hokkaido provinces: if he hopes for success as a fiddler, he'll have to up sticks (fiddlesticks?) and move to Tokyo. Koichiro's practical-minded father Yasushi is dead-set against this, and Yasushi has an even better reason for his argument: Koichiro has a wife and young daughter. In order to follow his fiddling dream, Koichiro brings his wife and daughter to the big city with him. Sure enough, he finds only disappointment in Tokyo, and he trudges back towards Hokkaido with his family in tow.

While the projectionist changes the reel, two convicts named Kamezo and Tsurikichi escape from prison. They meet Koichiro and his family on a mountainside. This is where I lost interest.

I was slightly intrigued that this movie attempted to depict the escaped convicts sympathetically ... but that may be down to this story being adapted from a work by Maxim Gorky. Also, in this movie's favour, the editing seemed a bit more rapid than in other Japanese movies from this period.

I sat through the second half of this film with my eyes glazed, barely following the action ... especially since there really wasn't much action. Part of my ennui might have been down to the fact that there were two simultaneous programme tracks at the Sacile festival (in two separate cinemas, at opposite ends of town), and I was somewhat exhausted at that point. However, I did manage to stay through the end of this film, yet it seemed to me that I'd missed the resolutions of several subplots. I compared notes with several other people who had attended the same screening; all of them assured me that, indeed, those plot points were well and truly left unresolved in the movie. So I hadn't nodded off, then. Might this perhaps be an incomplete print, with scenes missing? Apparently not. Evidently, the film-makers just never got round to finishing their story.

I try to be generous to movies from cultures radically different from my own, as I want to make absolutely certain that I'm not misjudging them due to cultural shortcomings of my own. In this case, though, I feel confident to say that this movie is boring and poorly made. My rating is just 4 out of 10, and I'm likely being generous.


3 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed