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Films By Mitsuo Yanagimachi

It is most unusual for a Japanese director to be "discovered" from his first feature film. In general it seems that a director attracts attention only after several films, and henceforth sends the archivists scuttling back to earlier unknown work A break with this tradition has occurred with A ... Read more
The Yamazawas. a small peasant family, live in an area of Kashima where the rural landscape has been destroyed through the building of industrial plants. ... The eldest son, Yukio, supports his family by working as a lorry-driver. He is a violent, ambitious and hardworking man. Then his two sons ... Read more
A port in southern Japan, in 1980. Inspired by a news item, the film describes how a hero violates all the taboos of his community by his loving relationship with the mountain goddess. During the Fire Festival season, an annual ceremony reserved for men, he celebrates, in an immoderate fashion, his ... Read more
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