A man vanishes Ningen jôhatsu

Language and/or Subtitles: Japanese
Format: DVD 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film JAPANESE DVD Man
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film
Call Number  JAPANESE DVD Man
A docudrama that follows an investigation into the disappearance of Tadashi, a handsome Japanese businessman. The investigation begins with an interview of the man's fiancée, Yoshie, and eventually devolves into a collision of fact and fiction featuring staged scenes and on-camera appearances by the director. Also includes five bonus Imamura films which explore related themes of disappearance and return as well as some of the unhealed wounds of the war years.
Bonus films: Karayuki-san, the making of a prostitute = Karayuki-san (1975) (75 min.)
The pirates of Bubuan = Bubuan no kaizoku (1972) (46 min.)
Outlaw-Matsu comes home = Muhomatsu kokyo e kaeru (1973) (48 min.)
In search of the unreturned soldiers in Malaysia = Mikikanhei o otte, Marei hen (1971) (45 min.)
In search of the unreturned soldiers in Thailand = Mikikanhei o otte, Tai hen (1971) (50 min.).

Additional Information
Subjects Missing persons -- Japan -- Drama.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Japan -- Drama.
Identity (Psychology) -- Drama.
Prostitution -- Japan.
Comfort women -- Japan.
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- Japan.
Piracy -- Philippines.
Veterans -- Japan.
Japanese -- Malaysia.
Japanese -- Thailand.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Japan -- History -- 1912-1945.
Documentary-style films.
Fiction films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher Brooklyn, N.Y. :Icarus Films Home Video,2012
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Ningen jôhatsu
Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes
Contributors Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006, film director, film producer, screenwriter, actor.
Urayama, Kirio, 1930-1985, screenwriter.
Hayakawa, Yoshie, actor.
Tsuyuguchi, Shigeru, actor.
Hayakawa, Sayo, actor.
Ishiguro, Kenji, director of photography.
Mayuzumi, Toshirō, 1929-1997, composer.
Imamura Productions, production company.
Comme Des Cinema (Firm), production company.
Nihon Eiga Shinsha (Firm), production company.
Icarus Films Home Video, publisher.
Participants/Performers Yoshie Hayakawa, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Sayo Hayakawa, Shohei Imamura.
Other Contributors Cinematography, Kenji Ishiguro ; editor, Matsuo Tanji ; music, Toshiro Mayuzumi.
Language Japanese
In Japanese; with English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
At head of title: Shohei Imamura's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Accompanying booklet (11 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.) comprises an essay by Tadao Sato, a brief Shohei Imamura biography, film credits, and program notes.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation.
Description 4 videodiscs (130 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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