NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

Singing Lovebirds aka Samurai Musical

Showtimes

No upcoming showtimes.

Singing Lovebirds aka Samurai Musical
Oshidori uta gassen | Masahiro Makino, 1939
Japan | Japanese with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 69 minutes

One of Japan’s first auteurs (and son of the pioneering Shozo Makino), Masahiro Makino here offers a lively Japanese musical that follows a love story between a samurai and a courtesan during the Edo period of Japan. Poor young Oharu (Ichikawa Haruyo) loves her ronin neighbor but is under pressure to marry a lord (Dick Mine) because of the debts owed by her umbrella-making father (famed character actor Shimura Takashi).

Series: NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

Venue: New York Film Festival

Thank You to Our Sponsors

# Close