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still from Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951)

Carmen Comes Home

Keisuke Kinoshita / JP, 1951 / 86 min.

This satirical comedy was the first Japanese colour film (made in Fujicolor). Hideko Takamine plays a stripper from Tokyo who returns to her hometown, where she turns everything upside down. Shot almost entirely under the clear mountain skies of Nagano.

poster Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951)
Carmen Comes Home, the first Japanese feature film made in full colour, was made to celebrate 30 years of renowned Japanese production company Shochiku. Of all the directors who worked for this studio, Kinoshita was probably the most integrated, making films for Shochiku for no less than 45 years.

Details

Director

Keisuke Kinoshita

Production year

1951

Country

JP

Original title

Karumen kokyo ni kaeru

Length

86 min.

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Shochiku 100

Yasujiro Ozu, Masaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano: the masters of Japanese cinema. But did you know that their work was made possible by Shochiku? In 2022 Eye is marking over one hundred years of one of Japan’s oldest, and largest, film companies.

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campaign image Shochiku 100 (still from Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951))
still from Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951)
still from Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951)

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