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Naniwa Elegy
(Naniwa Hika)

by Kenji MIZOGUCHI

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To help her family and debt-ridden father, a young  telephone operator becomes her boss’s mistress. Abandoned by the boy she loves, she is also cast aside by her protector. On returning to her family, she finds herself reject her and finally turns to prostitution.

A pivotal film for at least two historic reasons: first, because this is Mizoguch’s first conserved talking film (the previous one is considered lost), second, because it marks the beginning of the filmmaker’s fruitful collaboration with Yoshikata Yoda, who was to become his regular screenwriter. JB

  • Titre français
    L’Élégie de Naniwa
  • Original title
    Naniwa Hika
  • Titre international
    Naniwa Elegy
  • Scénario
    Kenji MIZOGUCHI, Tadashi FUJIWARA, Yoshikata YODA, Saburo OKADA
  • Photo
    Minoru MIKI
  • Montage
    Tatsuko SAKANE
  • Son
    Hisashi KASE, Yasumi MIZOGUCHI
  • Musique
    Koichi TAKAGI
  • Interprétation
    Isuzu YAMADA, Seiichi TAKEGAWA, Chiyoko ÔKURA, Shinpachirô ASAKA, Benkei SHIGANOYA
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Distribution
    Contact copie : Japan Foundation
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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