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FULL SYNOPSIS

The Makioka Sisters will probably best be appreciated by those with an intimate knowledge of 20th century Japanese culture. The film, set just before World War II, chronicles the experiences of four upper-class Osaka sisters, two of them married. We see the shifting political and social scene through their eyes, with director Kon Ichikawa (who adapted the film from Junichiro Tanikazi's novel) conveying the proper sense of confusion and distraction. At times the film is a little too confused and distracted, thus total audience attention is not only necessary, but mandatory. Makioka Sisters, sometimes listed as Makica Sisters, has also been released under the title Junichiro Tanikazi. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Keiko Kishi
as Tsuruko
Yoshiko Sakuma
as Sachiko
Sayuri Yoshinaga
as Yukiko
Yuko Kotegawa
as Taeko
Juzo Itami
as Tatsuo
Koji Ishizaka
as Teinosuke
Jun Hamamura
as Otokichi
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
as Hashidera
Ittoku Kishibe
as Itakura
Shoji Kobayashi
as Mr. Jimba
Kuniko Miyake
as Aunt Tominaga
Akemi Negishi
as Mrs. Shimozuma
Fujio Tsuneda
as Igarashi
Michiyo Yokoyama
as Itani
Jun Hamamura
as Otokichi
Ittoku Kishibe
as Itakura
Akemi Negishi
as Mrs. Shimozuma
Kuniko Miyake
as Aunt Tominaga
Fujio Tsuneda
as Igarashi
Shoji Kobayashi
as Mr. Jimba
Toshiyuki Hosokawa
as Hashidera

Crew

Kon Ichikawa
Director
Kon Ichikawa
Screenwriter
Junichiro Tanizaki
Book Author
Shinya Hidaka
Screenwriter
Kiyoshi Hasegawa
Cinematographer
Akira Ifukube
Composer (Music Score)
Chizuko Nagata
Editor
Shinobu Muraki
Production Designer
Kon Ichikawa
Executive Producer
Shinobu Muraki
Set Designer
Tetsuya Ohashi
Sound/Sound Designer
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