My second brother
1959 - Black and white - 101 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Japan - Drama
Directed by : Shōhei Imamura. Produced by : Nikkatsu. Screenplay by : Shōhei Imamura. Editing : Mutsuo Tanji. Photography : Shinsaku Himeda. Music by : Toshirô Mayuzumi. With : Hiroyuki Nagato, Kayo Matsuo, Takeshi Okimura, Akiko Maeda
In a coal town devastated by misery, four orphan brothers from 10 to 20 try to survive. Kiichi, the older one, finds a job in a coal mine, but his situation is unstable. The young man writes his daily life in a diary.
A year - and three films! - after Stolen desire, Imamura directs an adaptation of a Japanese best-seller which highlits the fate of the Zainichis, Corean migrants who lived in Japan. Made at the same period and thematically close to Nagisa Ôshima’s A town of love and hope, My second brother bears the first instance of a Japanese New Wave. The film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival, during which Europe discovered the filmmaker, before awarding him two years later.
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - 20:15 - Showroom 100