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I Am a Cat (1975)

Wagahai wa neko de aru (original title)
The cat of the title roams around the house of a poor schoolteacher in the late 19th century, observing the goings-on of the teacher and his neighbors.

Director:

Kon Ichikawa

Writers:

Soseki Natsume (story), Toshio Yasumi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Kushami
Kuriko Hano Kuriko Hano ... His wife
Jûzô Itami Jûzô Itami ... Meitei
Nobuto Okamoto Nobuto Okamoto ... Kangetsu
Yôko Shimada ... Yukie
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Hanako
Hiroko Shino Hiroko Shino ... Tomiko
Tonpei Hidari Tonpei Hidari ... Sampei Tatara
Shinsuke Minami Shinsuke Minami ... Kaneda
Eiji Okada ... Bunmei
Mako Midori Mako Midori ... Teacher of Koto (Japanese harp)
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Tojuro Suzuki
Kuriko Namino Kuriko Namino ... Mrs. Kaneda
Saburô Shinoda Saburô Shinoda ... Tofu
Yukari Uehara Yukari Uehara ... Osan
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The cat of the title roams around the house of a poor schoolteacher in the late 19th century, observing the goings-on of the teacher and his neighbors.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 June 1982 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Trivia

Based on the similarly-structured novel Wagahai wa Neko de Aru (written 1905-6) of Natsume Soseki. See more »

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Version of Wagahai wa neko de aru (1936) See more »

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Movie hits home...
8 March 2002 | by AkuSokuZanSee all my reviews

For any of you out there who considers life to be purposeless/pointless and you feel totally helpless and ridiculous...this movie ought to put you back on track. The main character, a middle school teacher is lost, I mean really lost in thought---all the time and seems that even a household pet has a more interesting life...the cat. The movie is hard to describe but let me try--- it is about someone who will find the guts to try to accomplish something after a series of ridiculous and tragic event --- the color of the movie changes dramatically in the last scene because not only has the character awaken to his own life but the audience as well---the movie is that good but only after you figure it out!!!


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