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Someday (2011)

Ooshikamura soudouki (original title)
In a rural mountain village, they have the tradition of acting amateur Kabuki performance. All troubles come out as the villagers try to make success with the performance.

Director:

Junji Sakamoto

Writers:

Hiroshi Nobue (original story), Haruhiko Arai (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yoshio Harada ... Yoshi Kazamatsuri
Michiyo Yasuda Michiyo Yasuda ... Takako Kazamatsuri (as Michiyo Ohkusu)
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Muchira No
Kôichi Satô ... Ippei Koshida
Takako Matsu ... Mie Oi
Satoshi Tomiura Satoshi Tomiura ... Daiji Raion
Eita ... Kanji Shibayama
Renji Ishibashi ... Kensan Shigetake
Ichirô Ogura Ichirô Ogura ... Mitsuru Shibayama
Denden ... Ichiro Asakawagen
Toranosuke Katô Toranosuke Katô ... Kenta Hiraoka (as Toranosuke Kato)
Takehiko Ono Takehiko Ono ... Kazuo Yamatani
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... Yoshikazu Tsuda
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In a rural mountain village, they have the tradition of acting amateur Kabuki performance. All troubles come out as the villagers try to make success with the performance.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 July 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Itsuka harerukana See more »

Filming Locations:

Nagano, Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,900,652
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Good story, but weak delivery
21 February 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Movie is based on an actual existing village in Nagano prefecture with same name as its Japanese title (Oshikamura Soudoki) Oshikamura. Over 300 villagers from the actual village appeared in this movie as extras.

This movie also became the final appearance of one of the greatest Japanese actor, Yoshio Harada.

Zen (Yoshio Harada) is a restaurant owner that serves deer meat in the village of Oshika. One day his old wife Takako (Michiyo Ookusu) appears with Osamu (Ittoku Kishibe). They eloped together 18 years ago, but came back because Takako lost her mind, and thinks Osamu is now Zen. Osamu asks Zen to take Takako back, and Zen accepts. The village has a 300 year old tradition of stage show that's a collaborative effort of the villagers. This year, they are working on the stage show, but one of the actors can't make it. Takako despite her insanity remembers all the script and she is used in the play. Takako regains some sanity, and everyone's life seems to be back on track, or is it ?

The movie is bit difficult to follow. This is because all the shots are taken at a distance, and you can't see the expression of the actors very well. There's no punctuation to the dialog that tells you when each important point is made. But there's humor and interesting cultural settings that makes a good backdrop for the story.

This movie was made for the Japanese audience and may be difficult to follow for audiences outside of Japan, but if you're an Asian movie fan, this is a good comedy drama that is entertaining to watch.


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