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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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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The Quiet Duel (1949)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Shizukanaru Ketto Japan, 1949.  Daiei Motion Picture Company,Daiei Studios, Film Art Association.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi, based on the play by Kazuo Kikuta.  Cinematography by Soichi Aisaka.  Produced by Hisao Ichikawa, Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Akira Ifukube.  Production Design by Koichi Imai.  Film Editing by Masanori Tsujii. Akira…

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