Mikio Naruse

No Blood Relation

No Blood Relation

In No Blood Relation, a gripping early example of Mikio Naruse’s cinematic boldness, featuring a screenplay by Ozu’s famed collaborator Kogo Noda, an actress returns to Tokyo after a successful stint in Hollywood to reclaim—with the help of her gangster brother—the daughter she abandoned years before.

Film Info

  • Mikio Naruse
  • Japan
  • 1932
  • 79 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese

Available In

Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse

Eclipse 26: Silent Naruse

DVD Box Set

3 Discs

$35.96

No Blood Relation
Cast
Shinyo Nara
Shunsaku Atsumi
Yukiko Tsukuba
Masako, Atsumi’s wife
Hisako Kojima
Shigeko, Atsumi’s daughter
Fumiko Katsuragi
Kishiyo, Atsumi’s mother
Joji Oka
Masaya Kusakabe
Yoshiko Okada
Tamae Kiyooka
Ichiro Yuki
Keiji Makino
Shozaburo Abe
Gen the Pelican
Credits
Director
Mikio Naruse
Story by
Shunyo Yanagawa
Adaptation by
Kogo Noda
Assistant directors
Masashi Katayama
Assistant directors
Toshihiko Nagata
Assistant directors
Minoru Matsui
Cinematography
Suketaro Inokai
Production design
Tatsuo Hamada
Production design
Yakichi Otani
Production design
Sadaji Hokari
Production design
Matasaburo Okuno

From The Current

Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse
Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse

Living Room The cinema of Mikio Naruse is one of heartbreak but also one of indomitable poise. Melodrama is the director’s stock-in-trade. His stories are inhabited by people, generally women, imprisoned in their domestic and professional circum…

By Michael Koresky

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