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Osaka Elegy ()

Naniwa erejî (original title)
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

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Ayako Murai
Seiichi Takegawa ...
Junzo Murai
Chiyoko Ôkura ...
Sachiko Murai
Shinpachirô Asaka ...
Hiroshi Murai
Benkei Shiganoya ...
Sonosuke Asai
Yôko Umemura ...
Sumiko Asai
Kensaku Hara ...
Susumu Nishimura
Shizuko Takizawa ...
Mine Fukuda, the maid
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Yoshizo Fujino
Kunio Tamura ...
Dr. Yoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kasuke Koizumi
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Inspector
Mitsuzo Tachibana ...
Famizaburo Matsushita
Kiyoko Ôkubo

Directed by

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Kenji Mizoguchi

Written by

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Tadashi Fujiwara ... (dialogue)
 
Kenji Mizoguchi ... (story)
 
Saburo Okada ... (story "Mieko")
 
Yoshikata Yoda ... (screenplay)

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Masaichi Nagata ... producer

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Kôichi Takagi

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Minoru Miki

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Tatsuko Sakane

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Hisashi Kase ... sound
Yasumi Mizuguchi ... sound

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Tatsuro Horikoshi ... lighting technician
Kunitarô Yoneyama ... assistant cinematographer

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Plot Summary

Ayako becomes the mistress of her boss, Mr. Asai, so she can pay her father's debt, and prevent him from going to prison for embezzlement. She also sends money for her brother, Hiroshi, to pay his university tuition, but asks her father not to tell him that it is from her. She tricks Mr. Fujino into giving her money so that she can marry her boyfriend Nishimura, but Fujino calls in the police. Written by Will Gilbert

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Also Known As
  • Osaka Elegy (World-wide, English title)
  • Osaka Elegy (Canada, English title)
  • Naniwa Elegy (United States)
  • Osaka Elegy (United States)
  • L'élégie d'Osaka (France)
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  • 71 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995). See more »
Quotes Junzo Murai: You're a woman... Being taken to the police station... Getting thrown into jail... You've done shameful things. You ungrateful child!
Ayako Murai: How could you say that? I never expected that I'd be treated like this when I came home. This is ridiculous! I thought you would welcome me with open arms. If I'd have known this, I never would have come back.
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