La Trahison de Daimyo, 1912 (15')
* Dir: A. Guy-Blaché One of the first films of the Japanese
film history - made by the world's first woman-director!
A love story between a geisha and a samurai
Kurutta Ippeiji - A page of madness, 1926 (80') Dir: T. Kinugasa A masterpiece of Japanese Espressionism
A man works as guardian in the madhouse, where his wife lives as a patient.. He tries to free her,but fails...
Naniga kanojo o sosaseta ka - Sumiko, 1929 (74') Dir: S. Suzuki The most successful film in Japan in 1930
Music: Günter A. Buchwald "Compositions"
After a short life of humiliation, exploitation and disappointments, Sumiko (played by the Japanese movie star Keiko Takatsu) takes revenges against the society by a huge blaze
Tokkyo Sanbyaku-ri - Express 300 Miles, 1930 (84') Dir: G. Saegusa Thrilling action film, partly realized in the cetral station of Kyoto
Music: Günter A. Buchwald
The protagonists are the fastest steam locomotive of the thirties and a bold train driver. The driver saves many people's lives and after a hard struggle wins the love of a young woman
Sono Yo No Tsuma - That nights wife, 1930 (66') Dir:Y.Ozu In teh same time a thriller and an intimate psycholigical drama
A man commits robbery to help his sick daughter. He tries to escape the police in a taxi, the driver of which is the undercover policeman who wants to catch him
Ukigusa Monogatari - A story of floating weeds, 1934 (89') R: Y. Ozu A whole universe realized in 90' - great art!
Family drama in a little town: a man meets again his early love, he didn't know that they got a son, the son thinks he's his uncle,
his present girl friend does everthing not to loose him...
Orochi - The Serpent,
1925 (90') Dir: B. Futagawa A milestone of the Japanese film history
The tragical fate of a samurai. The closing sword fight became became a model of many following movies
Bakuda Hanayome, 1935 (23') Dir: S.Keisuke A slapstick comedy in the world of the samurais !
A grotesque which makes forget Laurel and Hardy...
Umarete Wa Mita Keredo
- I was born, but... 1932 (100') Dir: Y. Ozu One of the last great silent movies
Upon the relationship between fathers and sons ...
Chuji Tabi Nikki - A diary of Chuchi's travels, 1927 (94') Dir: D. Ito Unique intepretation of a samurai
The popular hero Chuchi is portrayed as a vulnerable man, who must helplessly watch how his ideals are betrayed