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Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Shintaro Mimura
Writer  Shintaro Mimura
Language  Japanese
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Sadao Yamanaka
Music director  Tadashi Ota
Country  Japan
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Release date  25 August 1937 (1937-08-25)
Cast  Chojuro Kawarasaki, Kanemon Nakamura, Daisuke Kato
Similar movies  Daisuke Kato and Kanemon Nakamura appear in Humanity and Paper Balloons and The 47 Ronin

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Humanity and Paper Balloons (人情紙風船, Ninjō Kami Fūsen) is a 1937 black-and-white film directed by Sadao Yamanaka, his last film.


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The story is set in the 18th century, and dramatically depicts the struggles and schemes of Unno, a ronin, or masterless samurai in feudal Japan, as well as those of his similarly impoverished neighbours.


  • Chojuro Kawarazaki as Unno Matajuro (海野 又十郎), a samurai
  • Kanemon Nakamura as Shinza (新三), the barber
  • Shizue Yamagishi
  • Noboru Kiritachi
  • Tsuruzo Nakamura
  • Choemon Bando
  • Suzeko Suketakaya
  • Emitaro Ichikawa
  • Reception

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    Largely unknown outside Japan for years, the film has been hailed by critics such as Tadao Sato and Donald Richie, and Japanese filmmakers including Akira Kurosawa, as one of the most influential examples of jidaigeki, or Japanese period films.

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    Jasper Sharp of Midnight Eye described the film as "a fascinating time capsule of a movie that not only reframes the feudal period in which it is set to present a harsh critique of the social and political conditions of the time it was made, but also demonstrates just how tight, coherent, and entertaining films from this period actually were." In 2012, Spanish film programmer Fran Gayo listed the film as one of the greatest films of all time.

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