Keisuke Kinoshita

The Living Magoroku

The Living Magoroku

A superstitious farming family is hesitant to use its fields to grow crops to help feed the nation’s troops. Keisuke Kinoshita’s rural drama was made to promote the war effort, but his story branches off in many directions, including one subplot about the family’s heirloom samurai sword and another about a blossoming young romance.

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

Kinoshita and World War II

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5 Discs

$55.96

The Living Magoroku
Cast
Yasumi Hara
Yoshihiro Onagi
Kurumi Yamabato
Makoto Onagi
Ken Uehara
Sagara Kiyomatsu
Mitsuko Yoshikawa
Mrs. Onagi
Toshio Hosokawa
Sakabe Katsusuke, the army doctor
Credits
Director
Keisuke Kinoshita
Written by
Keisuke Kinoshita
Cinematography
Hiroshi Kusuda
Production design
Isamu Motoki
Production design
Masao Kumagai

From The Current

Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II
Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

The prolific and popular Keisuke Kinoshita made his fascinating first movies at a time of great difficulty and censorship, yet their spirit and brilliance shine through.

By Michael Koresky

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