Why Not? (1981)

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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

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27 September 2005 | blueyellowgreenpills
| good film
Japanese Films are great i have seen films from Akira Kurosawa, Yaziro Ozo, Takeshi Kitano, Shunji Iwai, and Takashi Miike these were great directors, which were in my book, which also includes Shohei Imamura's "Eijanaika" is an excellent film this film portrays the Yokohoma in one age The Prostitutes, The Samurais also portrays 2 Lovers nice film overall this was the first film i have seen by Mr. Imamura and i have absolutely enjoyed it not to mention it was greatly shot by the director the beauty of the scenery the fireworks the streets the flowers the people all beautifully shot 10101010 for this good film and to look back at the history it was extraordinary experience, excellent film well as good experience at first glimpse of works of Mr. Imamura.

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Release Date:

8 January 1981


Japanese, English

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