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Kuro no chôtokkyu, Movie, 1964 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Black Express
  • Super Express
  • La ragazza dell'Osaka Express (Italy)

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DidierF FR

2016-01-29 01:30

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Directed by Yasuzô Masumura, written by him and Yoshio Shirasaka after a novel by Sueyuki Kajiyama.

Of the story, I'll quietly copy this thing I found somewhere:

"A social drama set in Japan's high growth (post WWII) period in which a countryside trader agrees to sell some land to a business man under the idea that the land will be used for the construction of an automobile factory. Upon discovering that the land will, in fact, be used for the construction of the super-express train railway, the trader decides to take action..."

And trouble ensues. And drama. Unfortunately, this very talkative movie was seen by myself without subtitles; needless to say I probably missed some subtleties.

On the other hand, I could concentrate on the acting (corporal behaviour). And Jirô Tamiya (the lead, the nice guy) and who I believe to be Tatsuya Ishiguro, the vilain, were not very good, if sometimes playing with conviction:

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(Don't they look appropriately upset, here?)

Yukiko Fuji

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is very beautiful (and a side note for all the fleurs bleues the site hosts: in real life, she was to marry pretty soon Jirô Tamiya, and they'd live happily ever after, jusqu'à ce que la mort les sépare.)

There is also Eiji Funakoshi, with not much to do.

Car-wise, not the movie for the amateurs. A little coupé, in the end, maybe…

Bavard et pas très bien joué, ce film de Masumura revenu au noir et blanc. Pas excellemment filmé non plus, d'ailleurs. Bah, il ne pouvait pas gagner à tous les coups, lui qui à cette époque tournait énormément.

Petit truc amusant (enfin, moi, j'trouve) : quand je me suis posé la question de savoir où ce drame se déroulait, hormis bien sûr dans les studios de Tokyo, j'ai utilisé cette photo du tout début,

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et j'ai tapé "Niwase" sur wikipedia et ça n'a pas fait un pli ! Conclusion provisoire : la secte des fondus de chemins de fer étend partout ses tentacules sur la toile, ne craignant ni Dieu, ni maître, ni allumés de bagnoles ou fous d'avions.

Autrement… ah oui, j'ai une photo de la (très) belle Yukiko Fuji nue, que je peux vous envoyer sous pli discret, moyennant une juste rétribution.

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-- Last edit: 2016-01-29 02:01:15

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