Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge) (1971)
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as Yukinojo Nakamura/Yamitaro the Thief
as Sansai Dobe
as Heima Kadokura
as Cruel Old Woman
Critic Reviews for Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge)
Throughout, the director, Kon Ichikawa, succeeds in making all the world a stage, mixing theatrical and cinematic devices with earthquake intensity.
Amorphous, shadow-cloaked exterior shots and border-free wide-angle panoramas set a uniquely cinematic stage for riveting 1963 melodrama An Actor's Revenge.
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.
Audience Reviews for Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge)
such a weird film. your basic revenge plot highly stylized. kazuo hasegawa is pretty amazing as the cross-dressing kabuki actor who elaborately plots the demise of the men who destroyed his family when he was a boy. he's in drag throughout but has mad samurai skills and two beautiful women fall in love with him (!) lovely cinematography and set designs but the film is melodramatic and the rhythm feels odd as it's meant to reflect kabuki theater. strange score too. this is a remake of a film from the 30's starring the same actor and he still pulls it off 30 years later
I loved this film. I found it because of my interest in Onnagata, but it is a great film in its own right, with intricate plotting and suspenseful atmostphere.
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