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Kaette kita yopparai (1968)

A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents.

Director:

Nagisa Ôshima
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kazuhiko Kato Kazuhiko Kato ... Onoppo 'The big one'
Osamu Kitayama Osamu Kitayama ... Chu-noppo 'the small one'
Norihiko Hashida Norihiko Hashida ... Chibi, 'The smallest one'
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Y Chong-iru - I Chong-il
Cha Dei-dang Cha Dei-dang ... Kim Fhua - Kim Fwa
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Dokumushi - middle-aged man
Mako Midori Mako Midori ... Nee-chan - young woman
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu ... Fisherman
Taiji Tonoyama ... Old man
Masao Adachi Masao Adachi ... Policeman
Takashi Ueno Takashi Ueno ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura
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Three students spend their holidays at the seaside where they are mistaken for Koreans, a minority which is looked down on in Japan. The action develops into a crime story. Written by Anonymous

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I only live twice

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

30 March 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Resurrected Drunkards See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sozosha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not for the faint-hearted
29 November 2003 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

This film is weird. Director Oshima had worked for Jean-Luc Goddard, and is clearly paying homage to the wacky French director here.

"Three Drunkards Come Home", as this film is sometimes called, begins with a surreal situation of three students playing on the beach and having their clothes pinched by Korean (refugees? soldiers?). They are then mistaken for Koreans and begin to play the roles themselves. Then the story starts again at the halfway point, continues for at least five minutes the same way, and gradually diverges.

You need to be a serious film fan to take this sort of stuff. If you aren't a fan of Oshima or Goddard, don't go anywhere near this film. If you are, then you have some idea of what to expect.

As a fan of Oshima but not of Goddard, I sat through this film with mixed feelings. As in Death By Hanging, Oshima makes some strong points about the Japanese discrimination against Koreans. But as its apparently main purpose and theme, I feel this was handled much better in Death By Hanging, and I consider Three Drunkards Come Home to be one of his weaker efforts.


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