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Tokyo Sweetheart (1952)

Tôkyô no koibito (original title)
Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine boys, a maker of costume jewelry, and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Yasuki Chiba
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Complete credited cast:
Setsuko Hara ... Yuki
Toshirô Mifune ... Kurokawa
Yôko Sugi Yôko Sugi ... Harumi
Hisaya Morishige Hisaya Morishige ... Doctor
Murasaki Fujima Murasaki Fujima ... Konatsu
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Shôtarô
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Tsuruko
Kazuo Masubuchi Kazuo Masubuchi ... Chûkichi
Chôko Iida ... Matsuyo
Reikichi Kawamura Reikichi Kawamura ... Yamamoto
Kamatari Fujiwara
Keiju Kobayashi Keiju Kobayashi
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Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine boys, a maker of costume jewelry, and a streetcorner artist all struggle to make their livings and to find happiness in difficult surroundings. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rendezvous in Tokyo
9 February 2021 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Setsuku Hara in trousers and a jaunty beret and a zoot-suited young Toshiro Mifune make a handsome and appealing couple in this handsome and appealing bittersweet slice of life which does for Tokyo and the River Sumida in the summer heat what Jacques Becker's 'Rendezvous a Juillet' had recently done for Paris and the Seine (and before that Rene Clair's 'Le Million').

Gracefully directed by a filmmaker new to me, Yasuki Chiba, it vividly evokes post-war Japan, complete with an early onscreen appearance by the yakuza.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 July 1952 (Japan) See more »

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Tokyo Sweetheart See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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