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Uzumasa raimuraito (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 12 July 2014 (Japan)
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The film centers an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight. Using Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight as an underlying theme, ... See full summary »

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Chihiro Yamamoto ... Satsuki iga
Masashi Gôda ... Akihiko kawashima
Hirotarô Honda ... Kenichi naganuma
Hisako Manda ... Mitsuru tamura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hana Ebise
Hidekazu Ichinose
Honoka Ishibashi
Chinu Izumi
Anna Kawashima ... Ayuna
Tôru Kazama
Toshihiko Kido
Michihiro Kinoshita
Nenji Kobayashi
Masahiro Kobori
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The film centers an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight. Using Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight as an underlying theme, the admirable story of Seiichi Kamiyama dealing with a new generation and fading craftsmanship is told with melancholy and soul. Written by Anonymous

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$10,250, 5 December 2014, Limited Release
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Brilliant Film About the Japanese Samurai Filmmaking Tradition
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Uzumasa Limelight traces the dying Samurai filmmaking tradition of Japan. Akin to American Western movies, in the 50's and 60's Samurai films provided the touchstone for Japanese viewers to the romanticized past of Japan. The film focuses on Kamiyama (played by veteran actor Seizo Fukumoto, known to Western audiences as the silent Samurai guarding Tom Cruze in "The Last Samurai"), a kirareyaku - the actor whose main job is to be killed by the lead star. The story tells with real passion the dying of the tradition, while giving hope as the protagonist hands off the tradition to the next generation through charismatic newcomer Chirhiro Yamamoto, playing Satsuki. Very accessible, and a touching story without sappiness.


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