Kôichi Saitô

  • Kôichi Saitô – Tsugaru jongarabushi AKA Tsugaru Folksong (1973)

    BAM/PFA (Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive) wrote:
    In this film of the furusato genre, Isako Nakazato returns to the Tsugaru fishing village where she grew up, bringing with her Iwashiro, a gangster who has been marked for a hit. The two decide to start a new life together in the village, learning from the wisdom of the fishermen, the blind musicians and the other villagers who have made them welcome.

    Koichi Saito has made several films on similar themes, in which his protagonists are outsiders, often criminals, seeking redemption through love and acceptance into a new community.Read More »

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