Artikelnummer 6354

MR. THANK YOU (1936) * with switchable English subtitles *

Hiroshi Shimizu Writers: Yasunari Kawabata Ken Uehara ... Arigatô-san Ryuji Ishiyama Ryuji Ishiyama ... Gentleman with beard Einosuke Naka Einosuke Naka ... Peddler Michiko Kuwano Michiko Kuwano Mayumi Tsukiji Mayumi Tsukiji Kaoru Futaba Kaoru Futaba Reikichi Kawamura Reikichi Kawamura ... Villager from Tokyo Setsuko Shinobu Setsuko Shinobu Kazuji Sakai Kazuji Sakai ... Peddler Nagamasa Yamada Nagamasa Yamada ... Peddler Kanji Kawahara Kanji Kawahara Kiyoshi Aono Kiyoshi Aono ... Old countryman Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Shôsuke Agata Shôsuke Agata ... Man on wake Shôtarô Fujimatsu Shôtarô Fujimatsu ... Primary school student Masao Hayama Masao Hayama ... Primary school student

This is a simple premise about a bus driver dubbed Mr. Thank You, because he always thanks people when they move to the side of the road to let him pass. Everyone he knows likes him and many say thank you back. This story is mainly about the people who get on the bus to connect to a train. One is a mother and daughter, the mother only going so far to say goodbye to her daughter, who is presumably being sold to a man. There is a mix of people on the bus with different reasons for being there and they forge a relationship one might have if they were all going on a tour. You see some of the countryside of Japan, some of which is pretty, even in black and white. It was a grim time for the world then and this film, while having a bit of light comedy, also has some sadness. 

DVD-R is in Japanese with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 75 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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