No Yonamono (1982)

Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this comedy that stretches beyond the cultural barriers of Japanese language and humor, the first component in the series of misadventures to strike a note is the play on everyone's names: Shinbei, Shinsai, Shinniku, and other "Shins" dominate the cast of characters, except for Elizabeth - and quite an exception that is. Elizabeth (Kumiko Akiyoshi) is a bath house attendant and Shingyo (Katsunobu Ito) is an inexperienced comic storyteller who soon gains experience when he and Elizabeth start up a romance. But then he meets someone else, and Elizabeth begins to fade into the background. As various characters in the story come and go, comic sketches are created by their interactions, leaving the audience wondering what will happen next.



love, love-triangle, romance