The Fearless Otojiro's Company

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The Fearless Otojiro's Company

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The Fearless Otojiro's Company

Release Date: November 07, 2007

Year    :   2007
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Toho
Director    :   Koki Mitani
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Writers    :   Koki Mitani
RunTime    :   185 mins.

In 1897, actor, director, producer and theatre company leader Kawakami Otojiro set off on a tour of the USA with his wife Sadayakko and theatre company members, but in a foreign country where he could not speak the language, he had to struggle against a succession of adversities, including lawyers absconding with the proceeds and actors going on strike. One day, however, Otojiro arrives in Boston on his arduous tour and sees a packed house for a performance of The Merchant of Venice by the famous British actor Henry Irving. In just one night of rehearsals, they concoct a Japanese version of The Merchant of Venice, and perform the play to a foreign audience with bullshit dialogue and a reckless performance that can be cut short by "Sucharaka poko poko" when they get stuck on a word.


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