With Yujiro Ishihara, Kyoji Aoyama, Fukuko Sayo, and Mie Kitahara
Japan, 1957, 101 minutes, DCP, color
In Japanese with English subtitles
When: Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 PM
and Sunday, December 16th at 4:30 PM
In the movie that made him a star, Ishihara plays a rough-hewn drummer out to make it in the seedy Ginza jazz world. An enormous success, The Stormy Man was Japan's third-biggest box-office hit of 1957, made the Nikkatsu studio solvent and solidified Inoue's reputation as a maker of hit musicals. For its young audience, who clapped and cheered as Ishihara sang "I'm a drummer, a no-good drummer," the movie was an event and a generational marker. Today it still packs musical excitement — and presents Japan's premier screen idol at his most charismatic.
Part of Umetsugu Inoue: Japan's Music Man
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