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Jirokichi the Rat
(Oatsurae Jirokichi Kôshi)

by Daisuke ITÔ

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Ito’s other paean to Edo-period populist malfeasance, Made to Order Cloth spins a fictional story of real-life thief and folk hero Jirokichi “rat boy” Nakamura. While attempting to elude the shogun’s goons, Jirokichi takes a riverboat to Osaka and meets a beautiful geisha and her dishonorable brother. Spectacularly dramatic swordfights––which still impress after 80 years––abound. Its elegant stylization is punctuated by its revolutionary combination of benshi narration and intertitles, written in a Kansai dialect. 

  • Titre français
    Jirokichi the Rat
  • Original title
    Oatsurae Jirokichi Kôshi
  • Scénario
    Daisuke Ito
  • Adaptation
    d'après le roman Eiji Yoshikawa
  • Photo
    Hiromitsu Karasawa
  • Interprétation
    Denjiro Okochi, Naoe Fushimi, Nobuko Fushimi, Minoru Takase, Reizaburo Yamamoto, Sakio Yamaguchi.
  • Directeur artistique
    Daisuke Ito
  • Sous-titrage

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