1931-1940AsianComedyHiroshi ShimizuJapan

Hiroshi Shimizu – Arigatô-san AKA Mr. Thank You (1936)

Based on a short story by Nobel Prize-winning author Kawabata Yasunari, this lighthearted road film follows the rolling wheels of a country bus manned by a driver who says “thank you” to everyone he encounters. “Mr. Thank You” drives into various humorous and telling episodes with different passenger and travelers as he rumbles his way through the mountainous countryside. Arigatau-san highlights common Shimizu motifs of location shooting, constant movement, and heartwarming sentiments, while at the same time subtly addressing real-world worries like Depression-era woes and the condition of Korean laborers.

2.98GB | 1h 16m | 1440×1080 | mkv


Subtitles:English (Hardcoded)


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