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It Is a Long Walk

  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Yukio Fukamachi
  • 115 mins

Summary

Though she was sold to a geisha house at a young age, Aihara (Yoshinaga) has since become a master samisen player and woman of great elegance. Though not especially rich, she doles out money to street kids, in particular, a pretty young flower vendor named Oyuki, who becomes Aihara's godchild of sorts. Yet when a geisha (Reiko Takashima) from a rival red-light district insults Aihara and her brethren, she fights back. Soon an all-out geisha war looms. Dapper businessman and amateur scholar Tojiro Koga (Tetsuya Watari) appears on the scene and defuses tempers -- suggesting that difference be settled through a competition of artistic abilities. Smitten with her talent and mature beauty, Koga invites Aihara to record Nagasaki folk songs before they disappear forever.

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Credits

Cast

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Aihachi (Matsuo, Sada)Sayuri Yoshinaga
Gakusha (Koga, Jûjirô)Tetsuya Watari
YukichiyoMurasaki Onoue
OkimiKaori Takahashi
YukibeiTatsuo Matsumura
Yaso SaijoIttoku Kishibe

Crew

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DirectorYukio Fukamachi
WriterShin'ichi Ichikawa
WriterRei Nakanishi
ProducerKazuto Amano
ProducerTetsuji Hayashi
ProducerJunichi Kimura
ProducerKeita Senoo
ComposerMichiru Oshima
EditorHiroshi Miyake

Details

Languages
Japanese
Formats
Colour
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