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A Town of Love and Hope (1959)

Ai to kibô no machi (original title)
A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

Director:

Nagisa Ôshima

Writer:

Nagisa Ôshima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Yuji
Yuki Tominaga Yuki Tominaga ... Kyôko
Kakuko Chino Kakuko Chino ... Miss Akiyama
Yûko Mochizuki Yûko Mochizuki ... Kuniko
Fujio Suga Fujio Suga ... Kuhara
Hiroshi Fujikawa Hiroshi Fujikawa ... Masao
Michio Ito Michio Ito ... Yasue
Noboru Sakashita Noboru Sakashita ... Taizô
Toyoko Uryû Toyoko Uryû ... Isako
Yôji Doki Yôji Doki
Taiko Goto Taiko Goto
Keiji Ueda Keiji Ueda ... Yano
Nobuo Takagi Nobuo Takagi ... Tamio
Hisashi Taki Hisashi Taki ... Policeman
Yoshino Tani Yoshino Tani ... Shoeshine
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Storyline

A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

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Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 November 1959 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Street of Love and Hope See more »

Filming Locations:

Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The director had intended to call the film The Boy Who Sold His Pigeon, but was overruled by the studio and its producer. See more »

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