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Ornemental Hairpin

by Hiroshi SHIMIZU

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The resident of a spa resort injures himself when he steps on a lost hairpin in one of the pools. After an exchange of letters, a lovely young woman turns up to apologise for the incident. The beginning of a brief romance.

Although the plot of Ornamental Hairpin seems like a bland even risible romance (its setting resembles one of  Shimizu’s previous films titled The Masseurs and a Woman), its intuitive and modern mise-en-scène, stripped of everything superfluous, takes us by surprise from behind. JB



  • Titre français
    Pour une épingle à cheveux
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    Ornemental Hairpin
  • Scénario
    Yoshitomo NAGASE
  • Photo
    Suketarô INOKAI
  • Montage
    Yoshiyasu HAMAMURA
  • Musique
    Takaaki ASAI
  • Interprétation
    Kinuyo TANAKA, Ryu Chishu, Tatsuo SAITO
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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