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Mr. Thank You
(Arigato-san)

by Hiroshi SHIMIZU

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“Mr. Thank You” is a bus driver who ensures the daily route along the mountain roads of Izu Peninsula from Shimoda to Tokyo. But the film above all is a portrait of Japan in the 1930s, revealing the living conditions and problems transported by the passengers of Arigato-san’s bus.

Adapted from a short story of Yasunari Kawabata (future Nobel prize winner for literature), this popular Mr. Thank You –both film and character – with its road movie format, confirms Shimizu’s determination to free the story and emotions from the limits of studio shooting and conventional melodrama codes. Not to be missed! JB

  • Titre français
    Monsieur Merci
  • Original title
    Arigato-san
  • Titre international
    Mr. Thank You
  • Scénario
    Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Photo
    Isamu AOKI
  • Son
    Haruo DOBASHI, Kaname HASHIMOTO
  • Musique
    Keizô HORIUCHI
  • Interprétation
    Ken UEHARA, Ryuji ISHIYAMA, Einosuke NAKA, Michiko KUWANO, Mayumi TSUKIJI
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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