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Based on the folk tales "Repayment from a crane". One snowy night a beautiful woman named Tsuru (Crane) visits poor peasant Taiju sand says she will become his wife...

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Kon Ichikawa
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sayuri Yoshinaga Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Tsuru (crane)
Hideki Noda Hideki Noda ... Daiju
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Umaemon
Kirin Kiki ... Yura
Bunta Sugawara Bunta Sugawara ... Rich man
Kyôko Kishida ... Kichibi
Kôji Ishizaka Kôji Ishizaka ... Narrator
Michino Yokoyama Michino Yokoyama ... Nami (as Michiyo Yokoyama)
Fujio Tokita Fujio Tokita ... Hunter
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Based on the folk tales "Repayment from a crane". One snowy night a beautiful woman named Tsuru (Crane) visits poor peasant Taiju sand says she will become his wife...

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Fantasy | History

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Crane See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gentle (mostly)
4 September 2001 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

The pace is slow, and the target audience seems to be children, although it has an oddly adult flavour at times. The story contains no real surprises. Certainly, as a member of the audience, you'll wonder how the other characters take so long to work out that the lovely and mysterious woman is a crane in disguise (this fact is never less than totally clear from the start). I'm not sure how the story could have been made any differently, but I feel it could have been done better. Overall, not too bad.


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