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Zigeunerweisen (Tsigoineruwaizen)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1980
Running time:144 minutes
Cast:Naoko Otani, Yoshio Harada, Toshiya Fujita, Michiyo Ookusu, Kisako Makishi
Director:Seijun Suzuki
Writer:Yôzô Tanaka

Description: This is an enigmatic and challenging film in many ways. It is set in the 1930s and colored with nuances of the strange and sinister, one component of the Nazis' world view at that time. Japan's connections to Germany during this period leading up to World War II are brought forward in the German title, the name of a song by Pablo Sarasate that is a part of the story. This tale features the relationship between a Japanese professor of German and Nakasago (Yoshio Harada), a former friend he runs into while on vacation. Nakasago has been charged with murdering a married woman who ran away with him. As the two former friends become more and more involved, the professor begins to get a glimpse of Nakasago's odd life, and undertones of witchcraft provide an eerie overlay to the fate of the missing woman. Cerebral and intriguing, the film seems to take place on several levels at once.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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