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Bonchi (1960)

Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business,... See full summary »

Director:

Kon Ichikawa
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Cast

Cast overview:
Raizô Ichikawa Raizô Ichikawa ... Kikuji
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura ... Hiroko
Mitsukô Kusabue Mitsukô Kusabue ... Ikako (as Mitsuko Kusabue)
Machiko Kyô ... Ofuku
Ayako Wakao ... Ponta
Fubuki Koshiji Fubuki Koshiji ... Hisako
Kikue Môri Kikue Môri ... Kino
Isuzu Yamada ... Sei
Eiji Funakoshi ... Kihei
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Storyline

Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business, he stands by helplessly as his wife is thrown out of the house for producing a son. Driven to a life of dissipation - his mistresses also fail to produce daughters - in the end he is just too tired to care. The film presages Ichikawa's The Makioka Sisters in its World War II nostalgia and visual sophistication. Written by Japan film feastive

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il primogenito See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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