A Modern Samurai Village

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A Modern Samurai Village

A Modern Samurai Village

Release Date: February 24, 1962

Year    :   1962
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Nikkatsu Corporation
Director    :   Mitsuo Wakasugi
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Writers    :   Shôhei Imamura, Hisashi Yamanaka
RunTime    :   96 mins.

Tajima Yumi, in grade school, is overjoyed when her father says they are moving to an apartment in a big city. But the beautiful home she had imagined is in a slum area called Samurai Village, a little settlement, where people live from hand to mouth. To make things worse, a group of vagrants descends on the already crowded ragpickers' village. The sight depresses and saddens little Yumi, but when her father gives up drinking, it makes up for everything in her eyes, and when he runs past liquor shops to avoid temptation, Yumi's laughter rings out merrily again. A unique social drama depicting the growth of a new generation that confronts the world of adults full of vanity in the image of a girl living in poverty.


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