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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.

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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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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy

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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 »

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Production Co:

Sozosha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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We're all the same
30 April 2012 | by fearnotofmanSee all my reviews

DICK STEEL posted that during the mock interview segment, "we realized who outnumbers who – the result which has to be taken with a pinch of salt." I think he missed the point of that segment. The point was not that Koreans outnumbered Japanese in Japan; it was that Japanese ARE Koreans! Oshima makes this same point (in a more direct manner) in Sing a Song of Sex. Japanese are descended from Koreans, and therefore they are the same people and discriminating against Koreans is discriminating against your own people ("Koreans don't kill other Koreans").

Tackling racism on film is a tricky thing. It can often sound too didactic and preachy, as in Crash or even Oshima's own Sing a Song of Sex. But Oshima found the right balance with Three Resurrected Drunkards.

I also wanted to add that I, too, checked to see if the DVD had somehow restarted at the halfway mark!


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