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Japanese Drama box set. Japanese Languages with Chinese subtitle.
Brother - Ishihara Yujiro
Tomoya Nagase, Reiko Takashima,
BRIEF SUMMARY: In Japan's cinematic realm of the late 1950's and early 1960's, Ishihara Yujiro
was The King! Out of literally billions of movie tickets sold at that
time, well over half were to features produced by Nikkatsu the bulk of which
starred Yujiro. More than just a popular screen idol, Ishihara made an
incredibly powerful impact on Japanese popular culture. He became an icon to and
for the modern-minded, rebellious, youth of that tumultuous period; a sort of
Japanese amalgamation of Elvis Presely, Marlon Brando, and James Dean.
Yujiro came from a fairly wealthy family. He
and his brother, writer and politician, Ishihara Shintaro, were the sons of a
senior shipping executive. Shintaro graduated from Hitotsubashi University with
the strong desire to be a novelist. Yujiro graduated from Keio with the dream of
becoming an actor. Fortune smiled on both of the lads.
Shintaro wrote a bestselling novel, "Taiyo
no Kisetsu" ("Seasons in the Sun"), and Yujiro was chosen to star in the
film version. The novel and the film became the "first chronicling" of the
Taiyo Zoku (Sun Tribe), a term derived, by the media, to describe the then
prominent "new wave" of discontented Japanese youth. If the media were to be
believed, Japan (just ike the US at the time) was being "invaded" by wild,
beatnik, teenagers who shocked their elders with their apparent lack of morals
and live-fast-die-young attitudes! The role of just such a "youth in orbit" fit
Ishihara Yujiro like a sheath for a sword. Nikkatsu's film slashed all previous
box office records and shot its star to the top!
德重聰, 渡哲也, 高島禮子
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