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By Ian Breakwell

From Amazon: "An Actor's Revenge is among the masterworks of the trendy jap cinema. Visually attractive, with the most imaginitive widescreen camera-work ever noticeable, the movie exemplifies director Kon Ichikawa's self description: 'I was once proficient as a painter and that i strill imagine like one'. How Ichikawa transforms a melodramatic story right into a overall cinematic event is vividly analysed in fellow artist Ian Breakwell's sympathetic examine. An Actor's Revenge tells the weird tale of Yukinojo, a 19th century Kabuki lady impersonator who employs his theatrical abilities to deceives and damage the retailers who prompted the dying of his mom and dad. Ichikawa's movie is a remake, thirty years later, of Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1936 box-office damage, utilizing an identical actor, Kazuo Hasegawa, within the dual roles of transvestite Yukinojo and virile thief Yamitaro. What could have been a trifling gimmick proved an encouraged stroke of casting. Breakwell acclaims Hasegawa's twin functionality as one of many cinema's maximum monitors of appearing, during which the hugely man made conventions of eastern theatre are mobilised in a stunning play at the mysteries of id and sexuality."

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