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Kabuki

Japan, 1960 (MIFF 1961, Programme 27)

Director: Ginsaku Tobe

The Kabuki, the classical drama of Japan dates back some 350 years and is still performed today. During its long history, it has absorbed much of Japan's traditional entertainment arts and has always been popular. This film presents a picture of its beauty and grandeur through its various forms and styles.

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