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The Giant (1938)

Kyojin-den (original title)
The last film of director Itami took inspiration from Les Miserables. Transpiring during the Southwestern War of 1877 in Japan, which was the last civil war in the country, a criminal ... See full summary »

Director:

Mansaku Itami

Writers:

Victor Hugo (author), Mansaku Itami (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denjirô Ôkôchi ... Sampei / Onuma / Sankichi
Setsuko Hara ... Chiyo
Sadao Maruyama Sadao Maruyama ... Yajiro Sogabe
Ryô Sayama Ryô Sayama ... Ryoma Seike
Masako Tsutsumi Masako Tsutsumi ... Okuni
Yuriko Hanabusa Yuriko Hanabusa ... Ofude
Shin Date Shin Date ... Presiding judge
Kei Imaizumi Kei Imaizumi ... Goro
Hinako Katagiri Hinako Katagiri ... Chiyo as a child
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Osen
Nobuo Kosaka Nobuo Kosaka ... Kumakichi
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi ... Naruto-ya
Kô Mihashi Kô Mihashi ... Old Semba
Keiji Sakakida Keiji Sakakida ... Terao
Keiichi Shimada Keiichi Shimada ... Public prosecutor
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Storyline

The last film of director Itami took inspiration from Les Miserables. Transpiring during the Southwestern War of 1877 in Japan, which was the last civil war in the country, a criminal escapes prison only to be found by a monk. The criminal decides to turn a new leaf based on their conversation and goes on to become a town's mayor. He hears news of a mistaken arrest and identity. The revelation of truth is the start of a series of miseries. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 April 1938 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is the last film directed by Itami. See more »

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Version of Les Misérables, Part 1: Jean Valjean (1913) See more »

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