Remove ads

Information

A.k.a.
Humanity and Paper Balloons
Year
1937
Runtime
86 min.
Director
Sadao Yamanaka
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
1,393
Checks
579
Favs
59
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
10.2% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
30:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. monty's avatar

    monty

    quote:
    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
    8 months ago
  2. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Two really neat stories in this time capsule of a movie. 5 years 4 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. dominykas checked this movie 16 hours 7 minutes ago
  2. stolcmen checked this movie 3 days 15 hours ago
See more activity

In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #11 in Masters Of Cinema
    Masters Of Cinema's icon

    Masters Of Cinema

    11
  2. This movie ranks #23 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
    Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films's icon

    Kinema Junpo Top Japanes…

    23
  3. This movie ranks #767 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
    Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List's icon

    Sight and Sound 2012 - C…

    767
  4. This movie ranks #977 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
    They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?'s icon

    They Shoot Pictures, Don…

    977
View all lists this movie is in