An Actor's Revenge

An Actor's Revenge

Synopsis

This wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance. A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor's Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

Technical Specs

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Year: 1962
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Duration: 108 min
Alternate Title: YukinojŨ Henge