Yukinojo Henge (an Actor's Revenge) (1963)

Original Title : Yukinojo henge
Director : Kon Ichikawa
Writer : Daisuke It├┤
Teinosuke Kinugasa
Otokichi Mikami
Natto Wada
Genre : Drama
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Producer : Masaichi Nagata
Music : Yasushi Akutagawa
Tamekichi Mochizuki
Yahichi Takezawa
Masao Yagi
Photography : Setsuo Kobayashi
Distributor : New Yorker Films [us]
IMDB ID : 0057710
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Yukinojo Henge (an Actor's Revenge) (1963) - Kon Ichikawa


┬Kazuo Hasegawa Yukinojo Nakamura/Yamitaro the Thief
┬Fujiko Yamamoto Ohatsu
┬Ayako Wakao Namiji


While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ruining them...


A strange, beautiful masterpiece from Ichikawa. What is so wonderful about this film is Ichikawa's determination to create a filmic language that can relate dialogically to the theater language of Kabuki, yet, still facilitate great naturalistic narrative tension. Our sense of space and time is played with to great effect in this story of a great Kabuki actor's search fro revenge against the people responsible for his family's tragic fall. This is a key film of the modern cinema that features breathtaking cinematography, editing and sound. Kon Ichikawa is a neglected master filmmaker whose entire eclectic body of work deserves far more attention than it has received - especially in the United States.