Tadao Ikeda

Tadao Ikeda

Country: Japan

Total Credits at Criticker: 33 (Writer)

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    Floating Weeds
    A troupe of travelling players arrive at a small seaport in the south of Japan. Komajuro Arashi, the aging master of the troupe, goes to visit his old flame Oyoshi and their son Kiyoshi, even though Kiyoshi believes Komajuro is his uncle (imdb)
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    Nagaya shinshiroku
    In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally, a sour widow, Tané, does. The next day, complaining, she takes the boy to his neighborhood and finds his father has gone to Tokyo; it seems the boy has been abandoned. Tané wants to leave him there, but he follows her home... (imdb)
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    Zo o kutta renchu
    Yoshimura brought satire back into the film in his 1947 The Fellows Who Ate the Elephant (Zo o Kutta Renchu), which was about five hungry men who, after eating a zoo's elephant, dead from natural causes, get into an enormous amount of difficulty with bureaucratic authorities. (Donald Richie)
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    Rikugun
    Keisuke Kinoshita's wartime film, Army is anything but the rousing call to arms and reinforcement of patriotism that the authorities had envisioned the film would be. Known for his Ofuna-flavored shomin-geki "women's pictures", Kinoshita subverts the official themes of duty, allegiance to the emperor, and national glory. (Strictly Film School)
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    Oji-san
    The story of a boy who befriends a lonely middle-aged man.
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    Chichi ariki
    Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects. (imdb)
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    The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
    This is a story about a young son who need to work overseas and he had to left his mother and his youngest sister to the care of his married brothers and sisters. When he is back to visit his mother, he was dismayed by how his mother and sister were treated by his siblings. He gave his siblings and in-laws a good tongue lashing and decided to take care of his mother and sister himself.
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    Hana
    Most of the students studying Ikebana with Kozoe Iemoto are daughters of rich Tokyo families. Kozoe meets and grows close to a doctor who proposes marriage but whose mother harbours ill feeling towards her because of an incident in the mountains where a child got into difficulties. Kozoe rejects the proposal but falls ill and when she recovers, decides to devote herself entirely to the world of flower arranging.
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    Kinuyo no hatsukoi
    Kinuyo is a daughter of rice cracker shop in downtown. She fell in love with her sister's boyfriend. It is a story whose theme is warm human relationships in a town of customs and manners.
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    Okinu to bantô
    A story of a store that makes Tabi socks.
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    Katei nikki
    Two childhood friends go their own ways but meet again some years later after they have both married. They get re-acquainted, meet each others' families, and all is well. Then the disagreements start... (KG)
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    Robo no ishi
    Tomotaka Tasaka’s A Pebble by the Wayside (Robo no Ishi), made in 1938 and taken from a Yuzo Yamamoto novel, takes place around 1902, was about a young boy brought up entirely by his mother since his drunken father is never home. An intelligent teacher wants to send him to middle school, but instead the father apprentices him to a clothing store to which he is in debt. The mother dies and the boy is forced to quit work when his father insults the store owner.
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    Shu to midori
    CHIAKI-the business owner's daughter, TUYOKO-plubisher, and YUKIE are in love with the same person: YOSHIO (Uehara Ken), a handsome young man who is an employee at a fabric export company whose boss is Yukie's father.... (KG)
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    Joi Kinuyo sensei
    A 1937 Japanese film.
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    The Lights of Asakusa
    A struggling painter who derives inspiration from European art, a veteran actor who contemplates retirement after being jeered onstage, a lonely arcade worker who longs to escape the tawdry lights of the district, a well-intentioned actor (Ken Uehara) whose off-stage samaritan deeds and insistence on fairness and righteousness rival the heroics of his on-stage persona, an older, world wise chorus girl who takes it upon herself to protect her young co-worker’s honor. (Acquarello)
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    Okusama ni shirasu bekarazu
    Two men who feel oppressed by their wives, yet still manage to wind their way through brothels, end up at odds with each other after a mishap at the local shops. Things are resolved most unexpectedly to humorous effect.
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    The Only Son
    In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune) decides to send her only son to Tokyo for having a better education. Thirteen years later, she visits her son Ryosuke Nonomiya (Shinichi Himori), and finds that he is a poor and frustrated night-school teacher with a wife, Sugiko (Yoshiko Tsubouchi), and a baby boy. (imdb)
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    Woman in the Mist
    The irresponsible Bunkichi learns to be culpable after his sister's son gets into serious trouble.
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    Kazoku kaigi
    Shigezumi is a young stock broker from Tokyo. He is in love with young Taiko who lives in Osaka. The marriage seems impossible as Shigezumi had a difficult relationship to Taiko' father who bankrupted and drove Shigezumi's father into suicide. And now Shigezumi seems to be the next target of Taiko's father's business wars... (KG)
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    Men vs. Women
    A musical film made for the inauguration of Shochiku's Ofuna Studio, with an all-star cast of the era. (themoviedb)
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    An Inn in Tokyo
    It tells the story of an unemployed and homeless single father (Takeshi Sakamoto) with two sons looking for work in depression-era Tokyo, whose lives intersects with those of a single mother of a little daughter likewise forlornly seeking a way (and a place) to live. (imdb)
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    Yotamono to komachimusume
    A Japanese comedy from the end of the silent era (it has music) from a popular series. A feud, a practical joke and romance are the set up for some great comedy and drama from a team of distinctive appearance who are exploiting their silent cinema styles to the full.
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    An Innocent Maid
    A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him. The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress ... (imdb)
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    Mother\
    Domestic comedy involving a strong wife and a "henpecked" husband takes place in a family-run judo school. (KG)
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    A Story of Floating Weeds
    A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son.
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    Haha wo kowazuya
    After the husband dies of a heart attack, widowed Chieko selflessly devotes herself to the raising of the son and stepson Sadao. Her unconscious refusal to deal with Sadao finally uncovers the secret of his parentage, he tries to quit the family and live on his own. The prologue in which the father dies at the office, showed their former happy domestic life and the epilogue the reconciliation with mother after the traumatic central section. (dvdbeaver)
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    Passing Fancy
    After the death of his wife, a man struggles to raise his son in nearly overwhelming poverty. When the father meets a beautiful young woman, the son becomes jealous of his father's attentions, and conflict arises between them. (imdb)
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    Tokyo no onna
    Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother's studies in university. (imdb)
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    Dragnet Girl
    This is a story about a gangster and his girl friend who used to be a good girl.
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    Every Night Dreams
    In this film, Sumiko Kurishima plays a woman whose husband had deserted her, following the birth of her child. For lack of any better option, she has been forced to support her son and herself as working as a hostess at a waterfront bar. When her ne'er-do-well husband (Tatsuo Saito) returns, her first impulse is to reject him, but her neighbors prevail on her to give him a second chance... (imdb)
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    Walk Cheerfully
    Kenji is a small thief who likes drinking and fighting. When he falls in love with sweet and simple Yazue, and she finds out what kind of guy he really is, she leaves him 'until he becomes an honest person'. But it is not easy to get rid of one's past... (imdb)
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    A Straightforward Boy
    Takeshi Sakamoto and Tatsuo Saito are two bumbling child kidnappers (Sakamoto carries a butterfly net if that gives you an idea of his skill level) who abduct a boy (Tomio Aoki, Japan's Dennis the Menace) who turns out to be more than they bargained for. Pieces of this slapstick crime caper based on O. Henry's "The Ransom of Red Chief" are missing throughout, but it still plays coherently and has its share of hilarious moments. (imdb)
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    Ishikawa goemon no hoji
    The adventures of a modern day descendant of a famed Edo era thief are the basis for this short supernatural comedy romp.
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