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31 Ratings

Traveling Actors

Tabi yakusha

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1940
Comedy, Drama


Travelling Actors depicts a troupe of wandering kabuki players traveling through rural Japan and their troubles with horses, both two-person and real.

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Traveling Actors Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

An uncanny exercise in pure whimsy, surprisingly potent in its assured manipulation of story layers… The crazy ending makes TRAVELLING ACTORS feel like a deeper study of people: one imagines that Renoir or Boris Barnet would have liked to have made this film.
June 06, 2016
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