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Yukinojô henge (1963)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 June 1971 (USA)
Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.

Director:

Kon Ichikawa

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Otokichi Mikami (newspaper serial), Daisuke Itô (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuo Hasegawa ... Yukinojo Nakamura / Yamitaro the Thief
Fujiko Yamamoto ... Ohatsu
Ayako Wakao ... Namiji
Eiji Funakoshi ... Heima Kadokura
Narutoshi Hayashi Narutoshi Hayashi ... Mukuzu
Eijirô Yanagi Eijirô Yanagi ... Hiromi-ya
Chûsha Ichikawa Chûsha Ichikawa ... Kikunojo Nakamura
Ganjirô Nakamura Ganjirô Nakamura ... Sansai Dobe
Yutaka Nakayama Yutaka Nakayama ... Townsman
Chitose Maki Chitose Maki ... Townswoman
Toshio Chiba Toshio Chiba ... Ronin
Kôichi Mizuhara Kôichi Mizuhara ... Dobe's Man
Saburô Date Saburô Date ... Kawaguchi-ya
Shirô Ôtsuji Shirô Ôtsuji ... Civil Guardsman
Jun Hamamura Jun Hamamura ... Isshosai
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Storyline

While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ruining them... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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kabuki | year 1836 | love | kimono | japan | See All (8) »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Actor's Revenge See more »

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Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally designed as a tribute to actor Kazuo Hasegawa, whose 300th film this was. The film was based Teinosuke Kinugasa's Yukinojô henge: Daiippen dainihen (1935) which also starred Hasegawa in the same dual role. See more »

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Version of Yukinojô henge: Daiippen dainihen (1935) See more »

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A strange, beautiful masterpiece from Ichikawa.
8 May 1999 | by RigorSee all my reviews

What is so wonderful about this film is Ichikawa's determination to create a filmic language that can relate dialogically to the

theater language of Kabuki, yet, still facilitate great naturalistic narrative tension. Our sense of space and time is played with to great effect in this story of a great Kabuki actor's search fro revenge against the people responsible for his family's tragic fall. This is a key film of the modern cinema that features breathtaking cinematography, editing and sound. Kon Ichikawa is a neglected master filmmaker whose entire eclectic body of work deserves far more attention than it has received - especially in the United States.


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