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Considered one of the finest late Naruses and a model of film biography, A Wanderer’s Notebook features remarkable performances by Hideko Takamine – Phillip Lopate calls it “probably her greatest performance” – and Kinuyo Tanaka as mother and daughter living from hand to mouth in Twenties Tokyo. Based on the life and career of Fumiko Hayashi, the novelist whose work Naruse adapted to the screen se...

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Directed by

Mikio Naruse

Written by

Fumiko Hayashi (Author)
Kazuo Kikuta (Novel)
Toshirô Ide (Screenplay)
Sumie Tanaka (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

biography based on novel or book tokyo japan waitress novelist 1920s peddler