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W's Tragedy (1984)

W no higeki (original title)
Young college student Shizuka is given the opportunity to act in a stage play with professionals. Shizuka is willing to go to great lengths to master this role of a lifetime, but as the ... See full synopsis »

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Shin'ichirô Sawai

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Haruhiko Arai, Shizuko Natsuki (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Hiroko Yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Shizuka Mita
Yoshiko Mita Yoshiko Mita ... Sho Hajima
Masanori Sera Masanori Sera ... Akio Moriguchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yumi Kusaka Yumi Kusaka
Kôjirô Kusanagi Kôjirô Kusanagi ... Yoshikazu Kiuchi
Yoshie Minami ... Chieko Yasue
Kunihiko Mitamura Kunihiko Mitamura ... Jun Godai
Noboru Nakaya Noboru Nakaya ... Ryozo Dohara
Yukio Ninagawa Yukio Ninagawa ... Theatre director Abe
Mariko Nonaka Mariko Nonaka ... Toshiko hayashi
Morihiko Saitô Morihiko Saitô
Akiko Shikata Akiko Shikata ... Kimiko Miyashita
Kôji Shimizu Kôji Shimizu ... Hideo Mineta
Jin'ichirô Sudô Jin'ichirô Sudô ... Paparazzi
Miho Takagi Miho Takagi ... Kaori Kikuchi
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Young college student Shizuka is given the opportunity to act in a stage play with professionals. Shizuka is willing to go to great lengths to master this role of a lifetime, but as the plot unfolds, she realizes that real life events are beginning to parallel events in the play.

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 December 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tragedy of W See more »

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Twaddle in any language
14 July 2013 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

Japan has produced a lot of very good movies, but W's Tragedy is not one of them. I really cannot see what the other reviewers see in this simpering non-drama. Perhaps it is that I was not taken by the star's (lack of ?) cuteness, nor by the support cast of pretty-much unknowns.

Had W's Tragedy lacked English subtitles, I may have been tempted to cut it a bit more slack, citing lack of understanding of the nuances lost in lack of translation. But the story was clearly spelled out and explained, and it revealed ... nothing of consequence. One is tempted to snipe that the Tragedy is that this movie was released.

An obscure movie, and deservedly so.


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