Saheita, the final heir of a once rich and respectable family, can’t refuse the many villagers that come to him for favours and money, even though he is on the brink of bankruptcy. Around town he is better known by his nickname Mr. Shosuke Ohara.
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One of the very best Japanese films ever made and one of the best comedies ever made. However, as expected with a director of Shimizu's quality, it is not just a comedy, but has a strong allegory that is never heavy handed and was very relevant. Some hilarious scenes and brilliant acted and photographed, a highly highly recommended film, if you can find it! 5/5