Dedicated Life

Dedicated Life

Director: Kazuo Hara

Cast: Kazuo Hara

     
 

Master documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara -- who gained international acclaim with his harrowing, compelling work Yuki Yukite Shingun -- directs this portrait of noted writer and literary figure Mitsuharu Inoue. Born in 1926 on the southern island of Kyushu, Inoue was a member of the Japanese Communist party while his book Chi no Mure was nominated for theSee more details below

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Master documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara -- who gained international acclaim with his harrowing, compelling work Yuki Yukite Shingun -- directs this portrait of noted writer and literary figure Mitsuharu Inoue. Born in 1926 on the southern island of Kyushu, Inoue was a member of the Japanese Communist party while his book Chi no Mure was nominated for the highest literary prize in Japan. He was also a maddeningly complex person. On the one hand, he was revered by students and colleagues alike; on the other, he was an unrepentant womanizer and a bald-faced liar. While Hara catches him in a number of lies -- including one memorable story about his first love, a Korean lass who turned into a prostitute -- he never loses sympathy with his subject. As the film progresses, Inoue learns that he has terminal liver cancer.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2007
UPC:
0736899107024
Original Release:
1995
Source:
Facets
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Colorized]
Time:
2:37:00
Sales rank:
67,959

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About a Dedicated Life, a Facets Cine-Notes™ collectible booklet; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Dedicated Life
1. Mitsuharu Inoue [33:35]
2. The Cancer Returns [28:48]
3. Fiction and Life [20:02]
4. Family and Friends [19:23]
5. Final Days [15:56]
6. Eulogy [35:08]

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