Tough question for Japanese film experts.
jasper_sharp at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:03:37 EST 2001
This should sort the sheep out from the goats
I was just glancing through Stephen Cremin's admirable opus on Japanese film
in the BFI library when I stumbled across a reference for a 1937 film
entitled KARAYUKI-SAN directed by Sotoji KIMURA. The closest I have got to
finding anything about this film is a brief note in Anderson and Richie's
JAPANESE FILM: ART AND INDUSTRY about the director called for a strike at
the new company of Shinko. Apparently "the striking group was waylaid by a
group of gangsters and blood flowed", Kimura and most of the others withdrew
permanently , leaving behind a number of unfinished pictures".
This is all the information I have on either film or director. Was this one
of the unfinished pictures perhaps? Does it exist? Has anyone seen it? Does
anyone know anything about the film at all? I doubt it is some sort of
Imamura-style expose on the subject, given the time it was made, but any
information at all would be gratefully appreciated.
Thanks a lot,
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