|THEIR OWN WORLD|
Directed by: UCHIDA Tomu
Cast: NAKAMURA Kinnosuke, ARIMA Ineko, KATAOKA Chiezo, YUKISHIRO Keiko, UEKI Chie, HANAZONO Hiromi, NANIWA Chieko, HIDAKA Sumiko, CHIAKI Minoru
This superb story is based on the writings of famed Kabuki playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and won the 1959 "Fine Arts Award". With Chikamatsu himself being portrayed in this film by Kataoka Chiezo, one of Japan's greatest actors, this remarkable motion picture blends reality with fiction as it represents the true world of Kabuki and how being seen in the West, as never before.
Chikamatsu Monzaemon is the William Shakespeare of Japan, and his plays include Chushingura" (The Tale of the 47 Ronin), and "Yotsuya Kaidano (Yotsuya Ghost Story).
1959 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen 94 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles