A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal. The film explores the eternal relationship between artist and producer, and describes the emanicipation of a man who refuses to let himself become the plaything of power and money.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Cast: Bun Nakamura, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Eisuke Sasai, Frankie Sakai, Haruko Katô, Hiroki Ôkawa, Hiroshi Arikawa, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ichirô Ogura, Jun Hamamura, Kansuke Shimizu, Katsuhiko Hibino, Kimiko Yo, Kumiko Tsuchiya, Masayuki Shida, Masumi Miyazaki, Naoji Iwata, Naomasa Musaka, Naoto Takenaka, Riona Hazuki, Satoko Yamamura, Shihori Nagasaka, Shima Iwashita, Shirô Sano, Taiko Shinbashi, Takashi Tsumura, Tetsuya Chiba, Tomijuro Nakamura V, Toshiya Nagasawa, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Yasosuke Bando
Duration: 140 min