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Kurutta kajitsu (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 July 1956 (Japan)
Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.

Director:

Kô Nakahira

Writers:

Shintarô Ishihara (novel), Shintarô Ishihara (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûjirô Ishihara ... Takishima Natsuhisa
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Takishima Haruji
Mie Kitahara Mie Kitahara ... Eri
Shinsuke Ashida Shinsuke Ashida
Shintarô Ishihara Shintarô Ishihara
Harold Conway Harold Conway ... Eri's husband
Eiko Higashitani Eiko Higashitani ... Michiko
Ayuko Fujishiro Ayuko Fujishiro ... Mother
Taizô Fukami Taizô Fukami ... Father
Noriko Watari Noriko Watari ... Eri's Friend
Yôko Takeuchi Yôko Takeuchi ... Kamakura's Tenant
Yôko Benisawa Yôko Benisawa ... Kamakura Housekeeper
Hiroshi Kondô Hiroshi Kondô ... Harbormaster
Zenji Yamada Zenji Yamada ... Fisherman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Atsuko Akashi Atsuko Akashi
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Storyline

Bored rich kids. Natsuhisa, 20, constantly teases his brother Haruji, 16, about girls. They arrive by train for a summer at the beach; at the station, Haruji spots a young woman and can think of nothing else for the next few days. When they cross paths again - she's Eri - Haru invites her to a party at the house of a friend whose parents are divorced. They start a slow courtship. Then, Natsuhisa discovers Eri's secret; instead of it ending everything, Natsuhisa initiates a triangle by seeking the favors of his younger brother's girl. Haru is unaware of this betrayal. What will happen when he finds out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

12 July 1956 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasiones juveniles See more »

Filming Locations:

Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Haruji is loading groceries into a car outside a small grocery stall. Eri rides up on her bike and starts talking to him. Right behind Haruji can be seen a wall clock, the hands of which indicate a time of 4:35. The camera switches to Eri's face for a few seconds, then back to Haru, but now the clock indicates a time of 4:29. See more »

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Referenced in Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during the amusement park sequence
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Uneven
5 February 2006 | by HEFILMSee all my reviews

Very tame juvenile delinquent melodrama. Either boiled down or very true to life, but they seem very tame indeed by U.S. standards. Interesting look at Japanese life, again perhaps watered down, with a memorable ending, but getting there you have some poor rear-screen projection, uneven acting and pacing and a kind of bad "tough teen" music score that thankfully comes and goes. The music is probably the most dated aspect.

Some nice use of closeups to suggest love scenes and nice open and close structure help make up for the defects. It's not overly long but feels that way at times. Does show the influence of U.S. presence in post war Japan, though the American actors what little they have to do are pretty lousy.


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