W's Tragedy (1984)

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Young college student Shizuka is given the opportunity to act in a stage play with professionals. Shizuka is willing to go to great lengths to master this role of a lifetime, but as the ... See full synopsis »

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  • Hiroko Yakushimaru in W's Tragedy (1984)
  • Yoshiko Mita and Hiroko Yakushimaru in W's Tragedy (1984)
  • Hiroko Yakushimaru in W's Tragedy (1984)
  • W's Tragedy (1984)
  • Yoshiko Mita and Hiroko Yakushimaru in W's Tragedy (1984)

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1 May 2011 | ebiros2
| One of the best movie Kadokawa has done with Yakushimaru
This is the seventh movie Hiroko Yakushimaru has done for Kadokawa.

Suzuka Mita (Hiroko Yakushimaru) is an aspiring actress. She auditions for stage play "W's Tragedy" but only gets a supporting role. During her stay at the hotel where the casts are staying, she gets called into the room of Sho Hajima (Yoshiko Mita). She has her older boyfriend dead in bed. He died of a heart attack while trying to make love. Sho asks Suzuka to pretend it happened in her room in exchange for a favorable casting position in the play. She complies, and in return Sho gets her the position of the lead actress.

You can see the maturity of Hiroko Yakushimaru as an actress in this movie compared to her previous movies, but also it marks the end of her career just to be able to sell on cuteness alone. This out of all the movies done by Yakushimaru for Kadokawa is probably the best, but it lacks impact, as the formula has gotten somewhat predictable which detracts from the viewing experience. Yoshiko Mita puts in a great acting as the veteran in this movie. A movie to watch if you're a neo classic Japanese movie fan.

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Release Date:

15 December 1984



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