Re: Tenkô in Japanese film ?

Mathieu Capel mathieucapel at
Sat Aug 25 10:03:27 EDT 2007

Yes Michael you're right, tenkô in Kurosawa's Waga seishun ni kuinashi
is some kinda of "fake" : Susumu Fujita's character dies anyway in
jail - but does not this character seem to be designed from this
question of tenkô ? By the way, Okochi Denjirô's character may be
considered as an example of tenkô - but his tenkô is slightly depicted
(but anyway, to be depicted as something quite natural, or "normal",
is something which theoritically matches the idea of tenkô, isn't it

Mathieu Capel

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