Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge) (1971)
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In this renowned and classic Japanese film directed by Kon Ichikawa, the great Kabuki onnagata Kasuo Hasegawa celebrates his 300th film appearance in a role designed especially for him. One of the classic theater styles of Japan, Kabuki does not use women in female roles. Highly trained male actors, called "onnagata," perform in them, and are often more convincing as women than many women might be. In the story, set in 1836, Yukinojo (Kasuo Hasegawa) is an onnagata, travelling to Edo in feminine
Jun 16, 1971 Limited
Oct 14, 2008
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Director Kon Ichikawa works wonders with wide-screen images, including some scenes of dazzling swordplay.
A film of phenomenal all-round accomplishment, with daringly stylised visuals.
One of the most dazzling and stylistically audacious Japanese films ever made.
The stunningly handsome period film is one of the best to come out of Japan--a masterpiece.
Strange tale of Kabuki actor who encounters a wealthy businessman who had destroyed the actor's family.
Packed with stylistic flourishes this is a refined mix of drama and wit that's both fanciful and quietly profound.
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