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Ukikusa monogatari ()


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A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son.

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Kihachi
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Otsune, Ka-yan
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Shinkichi (as Hideo Mitsui)
Rieko Yagumo ...
Otaka
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Otoki
Tomio Aoki ...
Tomi-boh
Reikô Tani ...
Tomibo's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiyoshi Aono ...
Sword trainer
Mariko Aoyama ...
Barber's landlady
Mitsumura Ikebe ...
Villager
Seiji Nishimura ...
Kichi, an actor
Mitsuru Wakamiya ...
Station attendant
Emiko Yagumo
Nagamasa Yamada ...
Maako, an actor
Munenobu Yui
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Shouting audience member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

Written by

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Tadao Ikeda ... ()
 
Yasujirô Ozu ... (story) (as James Maki)

Cinematography by

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Hideo Shigehara

Film Editing by

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Hideo Shigehara

Art Direction by

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Tatsuo Hamada

Set Decoration by

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Yoshio Hino
Shintarô Mishima

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Harue Haga ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kazuo Ishikawa ... assistant director
Gen Kenkichi ... assistant director
Hamao Negishi ... assistant director
Haruo Tanaka ... assistant director

Art Department

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Yakichi Otani ... set designer
Ryôzô Sumida ... set designer

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Yûharu Atsuta ... lighting technician
Masao Irie ... lighting technician
Toshimitsu Nakajima ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Taizô Saitô ... costumer

Music Department

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Donald Sosin ... composer: new piano score

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Kentarô Abe ... film development
Hidesaburô Fujioka ... title designer
Kiyomitsu Hinata ... text photography
Toshimi Nassho ... film development
Den Takayama ... stage manager

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Plot Summary

A troupe of actors comes to town, short on funds and bedeviled by bad weather, so they can't put on shows. Kihachi is the troupe's leader. He steals off every day to visit Otsune (an ex-lover) and their son, Shinkichi, who believes his father is a long-dead civil servant. Kihachi has been paying Shinkichi's tuition, and he's now at university. Kihachi's lover, Otaka, the troupe's lead actress, learns Kihachi's secret and plots to ruin Shinkichi and humiliate Kihachi: she offers money to Otoki, the troupe's ingénue, to seduce Shinkichi. Soon the boy is head over heels, and Otoki finds herself with feelings for him. Can this end well or is tragedy at hand? Written by

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Also Known As
  • Ukigusa monogatari (Japan)
  • A Story of Floating Weeds (World-wide, English title)
  • Histoire d'un acteur ambulant (France)
  • Histoire d'herbes flottantes (France)
  • Der Wanderschauspieler (Germany)
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  • 86 min
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Movie Connections Remade as Floating Weeds (1959). See more »
Crazy Credits The film title and credits are placed before a backdrop of plain sackcloth. This would become a trademark of Yasujirô Ozu films. See more »
Quotes Kihachi: What did you plan to do with my son?
Otaka: Who cares about your son? He's cheap, like you, playing around with actresses.
[Kihachi beats Otaka]
Otaka: Are you sorry? I hope you'll be very sorry. The world is like a lottery. You take your ups and your downs. Let's make up please. That makes us even, you see. Just think how I feel.
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