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Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980)

Gaijin - Os Caminhos da Liberdade (original title)
Based on fact, this is the story of the struggles of Japanese immigrants who traveled to and settled in Brazil looking for a better life.

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Kyoko Tsukamoto ... Titoe
... Tonho
Jiro Kawarazaki ... Yamada (as Jiro Karawasaki)
Gianfrancesco Guarnieri ... Enrico
Alvaro Freire ... Chico Santos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarisse Abujamra
Hiroshi Banno
Oswaldo Barreto
Mauro David Bonde
... Angelina
Carlos Costa
Lineu Dias
José Dumont ... Ceará
Shinobu Gotu
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Based on fact, this is the story of the struggles of Japanese immigrants who traveled to and settled in Brazil looking for a better life.

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20 April 1983 (France)  »

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Received the "Prix Georges Sadoul" in France. See more »

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Followed by Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou (2005) See more »

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How Cultures Mesh . . . a Historical Character Study of the Japanese Immigration to Brazil
4 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

A beautifully filmed story of immigrants arriving in a foreign land, being exploited for their lack of knowledge and language and overcoming discrimination to forge a new life in a strange land. One of the movies I speak of to friends over and over again, a universal story with relevance to all those who find themselves seeking to fit in, to retain their dignity in the face of cruelty and racial and national bias.

It is based on the major migration of Japanese to the "New World", in particular Brazil, in the period after WW1. It deals with their exploitation in the agricultural sector of the Brazilian economy.

Hard to find. I saw it at a Film Society in Alaska in the late 80's. Hope it will be released someday soon in a locally viewable format.


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