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Gauche the Cellist (1982)

Sero hiki no Gôshu (original title)
A cellist in a small orchestra receives help from animals to help him practice his music.


Isao Takahata


Kenji Miyazawa (short story), Isao Takahata (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Hideki Sasaki Hideki Sasaki ... Gauche
Masashi Amenomori Masashi Amenomori ... Conductor
Keiko Yokozawa Keiko Yokozawa ... Viola girl / Child Mouse (voice)
Kôichi Hashimoto Kôichi Hashimoto ... Orchestra Member 1 (as Yôichi Mitsuhashi)
Saburo Yoko Saburo Yoko ... Orchestra Member 2
Atsuko Mine Atsuko Mine ... Orchestra Member 3
Junji Chiba Junji Chiba ... First Cellist
Ryûji Saikachi Ryûji Saikachi ... Concertmaster
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Master of Ceremonies
Fuyumi Shiraishi ... Cat
Kaneta Kimotsuki Kaneta Kimotsuki ... Cuckoo
Kazue Takahashi Kazue Takahashi ... Tanuki
Akiko Takamura Akiko Takamura ... Mother Mouse


Beginner Goshu is practicing to improve as a cellist, but is scolded by his tutor who finds him flat and out of rhythm. Arriving home and determined to practice more he is visited by four animals who, in turn, work and practice with him to improve his ability. Each of these animals acts as a spirit guide to Goshu and motivate and cajole him in different ways. The artwork and music lend themselves to the music and the progressive improvement in the young cellist. Written by aghaemi

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The story of a young Cellist, who has to improve in music
17 July 2002 | by nguyenmSee all my reviews

Goshu, a young Cellist, is fond of Beethoven, but isn't good enough to please his comrades...

There's only 10 days left before the great concert, and he still isn't ready.... working hard at home, he's disturbed, every evening, by animals, who will help him to learn how to play music with true feelings.

It's like a faerie tale, ideal for children, and if anyone thought classical music was only useful for adds, he should go and see this film!!

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Release Date:

23 January 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cello Hiki No Gauche See more »


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1.33 : 1
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