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Ninjo kami fusen

Sadao Yamanaka Japan, 1937

tom.house's rating of the film Humanity and Paper Balloons

The acting alone is spectacular, especially for being made in the thirties. Yamanaka proves adept at poetics and subtlety, which I'm kind of a slut for. My only problem really is that Yamanaka died so young, depriving the world of a great filmmaker.