ENRAI

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ENRAI

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Negishi Kichitarô
Japan, 1981
135min, OmeU

ENRAI

Negishi Kichitarô
Japan, 1981
, 135min, OmeU

Cast: 
Nagashima Toshiyuki
Wada Mitsuo
Johnny Ôkura
Nakamori Kôji
Ishida Eri
Hanamori Ayako
Yokoyama Rie
Kaede
Casey Takamine
Mitsuos Vater
Nanao Reiko
Mitsuos Mutter
Hara Sen
Mitsuos Großmutter
Fujita Yumiko
Chii
Kanie Keizô
ihr Mann
Takahashi Akira
Ayakos Vater
Sakamaki Shôko
Ayakos Mutter
Yoshihara Masaaki
Kôjis Vater
Negishi Akemi
Kôjis Mutter
Morimoto Reo
Wada Tetsuo
Kanuma Eri
Wada Toshie
Tatematsu Wahei
Mann von Genossenschaft
Etô Jun
Mann von Genossenschaft

Production: 
Produktion Art Theatre Guild of Japan, Nikkatsu, New Century Producers
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35mm/1:1,33/Farbe

The film <i>Enrai</i>, scripted by Arai Haruhiko, is based on a novel by Tatematsu Wahei. For this film, Director Negishi Kichitarô utilized a very unique visual style to depict the Japan of the early 1980s. This work is a prime example of an ATG film; a joint effort between Nikkatsu Studio, New Century Producers, and the Art Theatre Guild. As someone who has viewed many works of Japanese New Cinema from both major Japanese film companies and up and coming young filmmakers, I get the strong impression that the new ATG films offer a look at what real orthodox Japanese filmmaking is all about. <i>Enrai</i> is one work that offers candid proof of this.
(Shirai Yoshio, in: «Art Theatre», No. 146)