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Tales of Ginza (1955)

Ginza 24 chou (original title)
When she was a little girl, Wakako Kyoguku's portrait was painted by a talented young artist. Years later, she takes it to an art gallery in Ginza, in hopes of reuniting with the creator whom she never knew the name.

Director:

Yûzô Kawashima

Writers:

Tomoichirô Inoue (novel), Ruiju Yanagisawa (screenplay) (as Kazuhide Yanagizawa)
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Credited cast:
Tatsuya Mihashi ... Kan Mimurodo - Konî
Yumeji Tsukioka Yumeji Tsukioka ... Wakako Kyôgoku
Mie Kitahara Mie Kitahara ... Yukino Nakamachi
Seizaburô Kawazu ... Katsumi Kyôgoku
Osamu Yukawa Osamu Yukawa ... Ken Hasebe
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Mineo Akaishi (as Masumi Okada Gô)
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Gô Momoyama
Shirô Ôsaka Shirô Ôsaka ... Santarô Mochizuki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinsuke Ashida Shinsuke Ashida ... Gorô Mitsuboshi
Hisaya Morishige Hisaya Morishige ... (Narrator)
Asao Sano Asao Sano ... Jeep no Masa
Fukuko Sayo Fukuko Sayo ... Toshi Suzuki
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When she was a little girl, Wakako Kyoguku's portrait was painted by a talented young artist. Years later, she takes it to an art gallery in Ginza, in hopes of reuniting with the creator whom she never knew the name.

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Sonatine in C major, Op. 20-1
Written by Friedrich Kuhlau
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Ginza 24 Chou
17 February 2020 | by RaulFerreiraZemSee all my reviews

I'm so glad that i got the opportunity to watch this and some other Kawashima films, he is a truly fantastic filmmaker. Ginza 24 chou's plot is quite basic and even underwhelming at some degree, what makes it special for me is how incredibly beautiful the mise en scène is. Every second of the film is beautiful, the narration describing Ginza feels like deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle 12 years before deux ou trois choses came out. And that's not all, the way Kawashima portraits the city is to this day almost unmatched. The citizens, the cars, the stores, the willow trees, they all feel fascinating under the influence of his filmmaking. Even though this is a relatively comercial studio film its energy and youth makes it feel and look like a nouvelle vague film even before the nouvelle vague even came to be. I hope someday i get to watch it again, i loved it.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 1955 (Japan) See more »

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