The Men of Tohoku (1957)


Original Title: Tôhoku no zunmu-tachi
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 59 Minutes
Release Date: 27 Aug 1957 (Japan)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
Japanese
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Kon Ichikawa
Writer: 
Shichirô Fukazawa, Kon Ichikawa
Stars: 
Hiroshi Akutagawa, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara  »




Description

The isolated village of Tohoku is surrounded by high mountains, and has a tradition that only the eldest sons may marry and inherit. The filthy, unshaven younger sons, called yakkos, work the land and never have sex. To redress an...




Plot

The isolated village of Tohoku is surrounded by high mountains, and has a tradition that only the eldest sons may marry and inherit. The filthy, unshaven younger sons, called yakkos, work the land and never have sex. To redress an ancestor's crime, the widow Oei has to take each yakko for a night. However she refuses to take Risuke, who has particularly vile breath. So Risuke's eldest brother Tasuke tells his wife Asa to take Risuke for a night, while an old blabbermouth suggests another alternative to Risuke. Written by Will Gilbert





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    東北の神武たち (Japan, Japanese title)
    The Men of Tohoku (World-wide, English title)
    Ludzie z Tohoku (Poland)

  • Company

    Toho Company

  • Country

    Japan





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    2.35 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono