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Five Men in a Circus

Five Men in a Circus (1935)


65 min

Country: Japan

Director: Mikio Naruse

Actors: Heihachirô ÔkawaHiroshi UrukiKajiya MorinoKamatari FujiwaraKo MihashiKoji KagaMasako TsutsumiRiki MiyagawaRyuko UmezonoSadao Maruyama

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

The main focus is on the 5 member band of a small circus as it runs into problems while touring rural Japan. It also pays lots of attention to the two daughters of the aging and irascible ringmaster-circus owner. The high points are the sound (and score) and cinematography featuring a lot of vertiginous panning (appropriate – as high wire trapeze artists are also an important element in the film). A fascinating side-light on 30s Japan.

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