7.4/10
1,949
19 user 32 critic

An Actor's Revenge (1963)

Yukinojô henge (original title)
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

Writers:

Otokichi Mikami (newspaper serial), Daisuke Itô (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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 ... Hiromi-ya
Chûsha Ichikawa Chûsha Ichikawa ... Kikunojo Nakamura
Ganjirô Nakamura ... Sansai Dobe
Yutaka Nakayama Yutaka Nakayama ... Townsman
Chitose Maki Chitose Maki ... Townswoman
Toshio Chiba Toshio Chiba ... Ronin
Kôichi Mizuhara ... Dobe's Man
Saburô Date ... Kawaguchi-ya
Shirô Ôtsuji Shirô Ôtsuji ... Civil Guardsman
Jun Hamamura ... Isshosai
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The orphaned Makioka sisters look for a husband for their third sister, Yukiko, as the rebellious youngest sister, Taeko, is kept waiting her turn.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûko Kotegawa
Drama | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Abebe Bikila, Jack Douglas, Joe Frazier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A traditional impersonator of females in a kabuki troupe (a yukinojo) he courts and takes revenge from the three nobles who twenty years ago forced his parents to commit suicide.

Director: Masahiro Makino
Stars: Chikage Awashima, Shinobu Chihara, Nizaemon Kataoka
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Husband and wife Gorô and Chiyo, and their only offspring, an infant son named Tarô, go through the ups and downs of family life living in a cramped modern apartment building in suburban ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Fujiko Yamamoto, Hiroo Suzuki, Eiji Funakoshi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Govert Miereveld is a schoolteacher who has an unhealthy obsession with Fran, one of his students. On the day of Fran's graduation, Govert decides that he needs to tell her.

Director: André Delvaux
Stars: Senne Rouffaer, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Hector Camerlynck
The Wanderers (1973)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Follows the fluctuating fortunes of three wanderers who travel through feudal Japan selling their services to whichever lord will fill their rice bowls.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Isao Bitô, Tadao Futami, Ken'ichi Hagiwara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta
The Only Son (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the currency devaluation by the Edo treasury, officer Hanzo deals with a temple priestess who sells her pupils as prostitutes, and a notorious thief who plans to rob the mint.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Keiko Aikawa, Kazuko Inano
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

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

User Reviews

 
In my list of the 10 best Japanese movies
8 September 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

A fascinating and painterly film. It often made obvious that it was filmed in a studio. It was very influential and much admired among filmmakers when first released outside of Japan.

Previously filmed in 1935.

Two things to know to better understand the story:

1. Kabuki Actors who specialized in female roles ('onnagata' or 'ayame') used to dress as women even when off the stage. They would wear a piece of purple silk in their hair to hide the area of their scalp that they were required to shave to make them less attractive to other men.

2. Schools of martial arts, painting, etc. were run by a master ('iemoto') whose word was law. Generally each school had secret teachings that were only revealed to selected students as the master's order.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Actor's Revenge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed