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Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986)

Kinema no tenchi (original title)
This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiyoshi Atsumi Kiyoshi Atsumi ... Kihachi
Kiichi Nakai ... Kenjiro Shimada
Narimi Arimori ... Koharu Tanaka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Yuki
Harumi Edo Harumi Edo
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Director Saeki
Kanbi Fujiyama Kanbi Fujiyama ... Guest in Asakusa
Hajime Hana Hajime Hana ... Yasugoro
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Odagiri
Nana Kinomi Nana Kinomi ... Singer
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Director Ogata
Leonard Kuma Leonard Kuma ... Ryohei Isono
Gin Maeda Gin Maeda ... Kokichi
Kôshirô Matsumoto Kôshirô Matsumoto ... Kida Studio Boss
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka ... Sumie Kawashima
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This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a young star Koharu Tanaka for the big New Year release entitled Floating Weeds.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó jelenet See more »

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Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 59th Academy Awards in 1987. See more »

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Perfect little gem
29 April 2003 | by rsgrattonSee all my reviews

I first saw that film at the Montreal Film Festival. It chronicles the beginning of film-making in Japan with wit and intelligence. Much of the film is spent with the main actress and her career. Reminds me a bit of another Japanese film called "The actress", but with a faster pace and a lighter tone. A real pleasure.


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