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5 Ratings


Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Japan, 1995
Drama, Biography, History


A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal. The film explores the eternal relationship between artist and Producer.

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Sharaku Directed by Masahiro Shinoda

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1996 | Winner: Best Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1996 | 7 wins including: Best Cinematography

1996 | 4 nominations including: Best Film

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