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Jongara (1973)

Tsugaru jongarabushi (original title)
The newcomers to a fishing village are a man who is escaping the gangsters after him and his girlfriend who is returning to her hometown. This may be as safe a place as any to lie low. ... See full summary »

Director:

Kôichi Saitô
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyôko Enami Kyôko Enami ... Isako Nakazato
Akira Oda Akira Oda ... Tetsuo Iwaki
Mihoko Nakagawa Mihoko Nakagawa ... Yuki
Kô Nishimura Kô Nishimura ... Tamezo Tsukamoto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô
Hideo Sato Hideo Sato ... Kanayama
Minori Terada Minori Terada ... Yutaka
Haruko Toda Haruko Toda ... Waki, Yuki's grand mother
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Storyline

The newcomers to a fishing village are a man who is escaping the gangsters after him and his girlfriend who is returning to her hometown. This may be as safe a place as any to lie low. Bored and fretting at first the couple find preoccupation in opposite ways. One settles in and becomes part of the community. The other picks up corruption and becomes a betrayer. Written by aghaemi

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Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 December 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tsugaru Folksong See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Another Perspective...
5 October 2017 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

Tsugaru Jongarabushi, Tsugaru Folksong is a creative outstanding multi faceted drama. Best film of 1973 in the Kinema Junpo poll of critics, and deservedly so, the ATG production winning Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress for Kyoko Enami. When a city woman returns to her remote past partnered with an aloof young boyfriend an absorbing drama unfolds within the close knit fishing community. Cast with a diverse group of characters they build a compelling story, enhance a touching tale. Captured with stunning location filming the human dramas are heightened by the dynamic energy of the natural setting, shaped by natures many moods. With a brief historical note the film is accompanied with traditional shamisen folk song creating a rich atmospheric tone. A beautifully composed classic film, Highly Recommended... edit Nov 2019..two years on re-watch, Superlative Cinematic Art 11/10


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