The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.


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  • Machiko Kyô in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
  • "Teahouse of the August Moon, The" Marlon Brando
  • Marlon Brando in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
  • Marlon Brando in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
  • Marlon Brando in Japan during filming of "Teahouse of the August Moon, The"
  • "Teahouse of the August Moon, The" Marlon Brando on location in Japan

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8 December 2004 | r-silvestri
A great satire of the okinawan experience after WWII
I have spent many years on Okinawa and am always amazed at Brando's ability to create a character (Sakini) that is true to the Okinawan character. I have watched it many times over and enjoy it every time. When I'm asked why I visit Okinawa so often, I usually loan them my copy of "Teahouse" and wait for a response. It is a story of a resilient and happy people who have retained their culture, through many invasions. Brando's monologue at the beginning and end of the film masterfully explains it all. The kids will like it and adults should get a laugh while watching the arrogant victors being steered to the Okinawan's needs in a hilarious manner. It's not quite history and it's not quite fantasy, but it's all good fun.

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