About the film
The Daughter of the Samurai
Release Date: February 04, 1937
|Production Companies||:||Towa Shoji G.K., J.O. Studio, Terra-Filmkunst|
|Director||:||Arnold Fanck, Mansaku Itami|
|Producers||:||Arnold Fanck, Nagamasa Kawakita ., Yoshio Osawa|
At the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Education, the former “mountain filmer” Fanck directed this “cultural feature film” with Japanese actors in Japan, making this the first, German-Japanese co-production. The young Japanese man Teruo gets caught up in a conflict between tradition and modernism, when he returns to Japan from Germany after having spent a number of years there studying. Now, he is supposed to marry Mitsuko, the daughter of his adoptive father, to whom Teruo has long been promised. But Teruo, who has gotten to know the freedoms of the western world, would rather marry the woman he loves and behaves brusquely to Mitsuko.