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Actor's Revenge, An Actor's Revenge, An

   
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This wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance.

A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor's Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

"You will not have seen anything quite like it before." Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

"A film of phenomenal all-round accomplishment." Time Out

This wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance.

A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor's Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

"You will not have seen anything quite like it before." Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

"A film of phenomenal all-round accomplishment." Time Out

Extras

  • Director biography.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673005712
Catalogue Number BFIVD571
Subtitle A film by Kon Ichikawa
Product contents
  • Director biography
Year 1962
Director Ichikawa, Kon
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 108
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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