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Ninjo kami fusen

Sadao Yamanaka Japan, 1937

Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film Humanity and Paper Balloons

It plays in many levels. The depiction of a small group of poor people that tries to enjoy little pleasures once in a while is great, and how it works with the symbolic insignificant triumphs of Unno and Shinza. You can also watch it to take pleasure in looking at narrow streets filled with details and hear raindrops falling from roofs.