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Utae Wakôdotachi (1963)

A college student receives a surprising offer to be a movie star in this unlikely Kinoshita film, sort of college film by the veteran director including even semi nude scene, but eventually... See full summary »

Director:

Keisuke Kinoshita

Writer:

Taichi Yamada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsutomu Matsukawa Tsutomu Matsukawa ... Yasuhiko Mori
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Shinichi Miyamoto
Shin'ichirô Mikami Shin'ichirô Mikami ... Kazunosuke Okada
Kei Yamamoto Kei Yamamoto ... Hiroshi Hirao
Shima Iwashita ... Noriko Atsugi
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Yûko Nakajima
Manami Fuji Manami Fuji ... Toshiko Honjô
Chieko Higashiyama ... Okada's grandmother
Masao Mishima Masao Mishima ... Prof. Hirayama
Tomo'o Nagai Tomo'o Nagai ... Hirai
Masako Kyôzuka Masako Kyôzuka ... Hirao's mother
Natsuyo Kawakami Natsuyo Kawakami ... Mori's mother
Yoshiko Tsubouchi ... Bar's madame (as Mieko Tsubouchi)
Kingorô Yanagiya Kingorô Yanagiya ... Old man in dining hall
Kiiton Masuda Kiiton Masuda ... Economics prof.
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A college student receives a surprising offer to be a movie star in this unlikely Kinoshita film, sort of college film by the veteran director including even semi nude scene, but eventually the same themes of dreams versus reality and alienation come to the surface.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 January 1963 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sing, Young People! See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Production Co:

Shôchiku Eiga See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Enjoyable, if not especially memorable
14 April 2013 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A charming little college comedy by Kinoshita. Four dorm-mates look toward the future. Mori, the most depressive one, is randomly discovered by television producers. His life is turned upside down when he becomes an overnight star. There's a weird moment of self-referential humor when Mori announces that he's signed a contract with Shochiku (the studio from which this film came). One of his friends hopes that he can work with Keisuke Kinoshita, and another of the friends replies, "Yeah, he's great!" This is a nice, if not especially memorable, little comedy. A ton of Keisuke Kinoshita's films can be found in the Criterion section of Hulu Plus. I doubt any of these will ever find their way to DVD.


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