Ninjô kami fûsen (1937)
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- Humanity and Paper Balloons
- 86 min.
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When he was still an assistant director, one day [Akira] Kurosawa visited the open set where Sadao Yamanaka was shooting Humanity and Paper Balloons (Ninjo Kamifusen, 1937). It was the scene where the unemployed ronin (masterless samurai) Matajuro, played by Chojuro Kawarazaki, tries to hand over a letter of entreaty to a senior official. What Kurosawa never forgot about that day was that even though the weather was perfectly fine, everybody was just standing around idly, peering up at the sky. He learned that they were waiting for a cloud to waft over a warehouse on the set.
- Teruyo Nogami, Waiting on the Weather , p. 17
Two really neat stories in this time capsule of a movie.
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This movie ranks #11 in Masters Of Cinema
This movie ranks #23 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
This movie ranks #767 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #977 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?