Older Brother, Younger sister (1953)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ani Imoto Japan, 1953.  Daiei Tokyo Daini.  Screenplay by Yoko Mizuki, based on the novel by Saisei Muro.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Nobuo Miura.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Mikio Naka.  Costume Design by Terutaka Horiguchi.  Film Editing by Toyo Suzuki. Yoshiko Kuga is excellent as a young woman in a remote…

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Fires On The Plain (1959)

KON ICHIKAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Nobi Japan, 1959.  Daiei Studios, Kadokawa Herald Pictures.  Screenplay by Natto Wada, based on the novel by Shohei Ooka.  Cinematography by Setsuo Kobayashi, Setsuo Shibata. Produced by Hiroaki Fujii.  Music by Yasushi Akutagawa.  Production Design by Atsuji Shibata.  Film Editing by Tatsuji Nakashizu.   A soldier stationed in the Philippines towards the end of World War…

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Floating Weeds (1959)

YASUJIRO OZU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Ukigusa Japan, 1959.  Daiei Studios.  Screenplay by Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu, based on a screenplay by Tadao Ikeda.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Masaichi Nagata.  Music by Takanobu Saito.  Production Design by Hideo Matsuyama.  Film Editing by Toyo Suzuki. This Yasujiro Ozu masterpiece (remade from his own silent film A Story of…

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