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Mr. Pu (1953)

Pu-san (original title)
A dark satire of a contemporary Japan still exhausted from the aftermath of war, hunger, poverty and unemployment.And just as its people are recovering, there is a threat during these Cold War years of renewed militarism and rearmament.

Director:

Kon Ichikawa
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Cast

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Yûnosuke Itô ... Yonekichi Noro
Fubuki Koshiji Fubuki Koshiji ... Kanko Kanamori
Kamatari Fujiwara
Eiko Miyoshi
Keiju Kobayashi Keiju Kobayashi
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura
Kaoru Yachigusa
Yôko Sugi Yôko Sugi
Ichirô Sugai
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi
Daisuke Katô
Ren Yamamoto Ren Yamamoto
Fuyuki Murakami Fuyuki Murakami
Yoshifumi Tajima Yoshifumi Tajima
Tony Tani Tony Tani
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A dark satire of a contemporary Japan still exhausted from the aftermath of war, hunger, poverty and unemployment.And just as its people are recovering, there is a threat during these Cold War years of renewed militarism and rearmament.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Everyman in postwar Japan
19 November 2001 | by nbottSee all my reviews

The Kon Ichikawa film festival at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. has brought us many somewhat obscure films by this master filmmaker. Mr. Pu is everyman confronted by choices and a need for security both in terms of relationships and finances. Mr. Pu is a man who means well but is constantly being exploited by those in power over his life. He longs for a woman he will probably never have. He feels somewhat sympathetic to the radical students from his math class; but this also leads to disaster. How will his life proceed?

This film is excellent. Our lead is a good actor and the script is both profound and funny. This is a comedy but one that will make you think.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 April 1953 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Pu See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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