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Le pays natal
(Fujiwara Yoshie no Furusato)

by Kenji MIZOGUCHI

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An Italian-trained tenor (Yoshie Fujiwara) is tempted by fame, to his wife’s dismay, in the first sound film from the masterful Mizoguchi. As Fujiwara finds fawning praise and new admirers in his rising career, he drifts away from the loyal Ayako, who must resort to extreme methods in order to save him from the spoils of success. Mizoguchi’s film, which has been compared to The Jazz Singer for both its themes and hybrid technical accomplishment, features song sequences and the director’s Western-influenced experiments with tracking shots and other techniques.

  • Titre français
    Le pays natal
  • Original title
    Fujiwara Yoshie no Furusato
  • Scénario
    Shuichi Hatamoto, Satoshi Kisaragie, Masashi Kobayashi d’après une histoire de Iwao Mori
  • Photo
    Yoshio Mineo, Tatsuyuki Yokota
  • Son
    Toshio Narumi
  • Interprétation
    Yoshie Fujiwara, Fujiko Amaguchi, Takako Irie, Isamu Kosugi, Shizue Natsukawa, Kunio Tamura, Heitaro Doi
  • Ventes internationales
    NFC (National Film Center of Tokyo)
  • Sous-titrage

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