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Okuni to Gohei (1952)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michiyo Kogure ... Okuni
Tomoemon Otani Tomoemon Otani ... Gosuke
Sô Yamamura ... Tomonojo
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Iori, Okuni's husband
Eiko Miyoshi Eiko Miyoshi ... Okuni's mother
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiko Hirose Yoshiko Hirose
Teruko Mita Teruko Mita
Toshiko Nakano Toshiko Nakano
Shigeru Ogura Shigeru Ogura
Kumeko Otowa Kumeko Otowa
Yônosuke Toba Yônosuke Toba
Kiyoko Tsuji Kiyoko Tsuji
Yôji Ôtani Yôji Ôtani
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 April 1952 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Okuni and Gohei See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Very good
3 June 2012 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Very atypical period piece from Naruse. It's actually a samurai picture, of sorts, though it's definitely more melodrama than action. Michiyo Kogure and Tomoemon Otani star as the titular pair. Kogure is the widow of an assassinated samurai and Otani was that man's pupil. They have been sent out to seek revenge on the murderer, Kogure's first suitor (So Yamamura), but their long and arduous journey has so far been fruitless. The two start to fall in love and question whether their quest for revenge is even worth it. This could have been a bit better told near the beginning - for the first forty minutes or so I was playing catch-up with the plot. But once I got a hold of it, I found it quite powerful, with a lot of subtle, unexpressed emotions. All three of the main cast members are excellent.


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