فيلم Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai is a movie starring Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, and Erica Lindbeck. The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Other Titles
Slecna Hokusai, Miss Hokusai, 百日紅 Miss HOKUSAI, 百日紅 Miss Hokusai, Sarusuberi: Misu Hokusai, Crape Myrtle: Miss Hokusai
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Biography, Drama, Animation
Director
Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas, Keiichi Hara
Writer
Miho Maruo, Stephanie Sheh, Hinako Sugiura
Actors
Anne Watanabe, Yutaka Matsushige, Erica Lindbeck, Richard Epcar
Country
Japan
Year
2015
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Set in 1814, Miss Hokusai focuses on O-Ei, the daughter of famed artist Tetsuzo, better known by his pen name Hokusai, as she tries to navigate the various aspects of her life. O-Ei spends the bulk of her time assisting her divorced father who cares about his art and not much else.

Comments about history «Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai» (20)

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Cynthia B.

I was fortunate enough to have been an audience member of the Musuko Festival. I saw several prints and then the non-Japanese version of the film, which is now available on DVD. I was really surprised that some of the cuts that I had thought were going to be in the film ended up on the cutting room floor, like for instance the sequence where the Grand Princess is gathering the people to go on the road to meet the Emperor. That scene just didn't make any sense for me. The film is beautifully shot, but the "cut" scenes in the film are the worst. One scene with a group of young boys is more amusing than the entire film, and I was afraid that the film would just be a series of comedy scenes that would have me laughing and leaving the cinema. That's not the case at all. What was happening was that the director was removing bits of the film that really just weren't necessary. It was a great film, with great cast and a wonderful story. But to me it would have been better if the director and his crew would have told me a little bit more about what was being removed from the film, and then put those pieces back in. I've got to say that I wasn't expecting the film to be this good, and I would love to see it again in the cinema to find out how I would have changed the film. If you get the chance to see the Musuko Festival film, definitely see it. If you can't, you could always go see another film made by the same director.

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Rebecca Snyder

This is the Japanese version of Peter Jackson's film "King Kong". The main difference between this and Jackson's film is that this film focuses on the history of Japanese civilization (not only how they built their city, but also how they kept it peaceful and how they interacted with other civilizations). This film was made in 1967, which is the same year that Japan was devastated by WWII and just a few years after the end of the Second World War. There is a great comparison between this film and Jackson's "King Kong". The only other films that compare this to are "Curse of the Golden Flower" and "2001: A Space Odyssey". Overall, "Miss Hokusai" is a fantastic film. It is an awesome example of how the Japanese culture was during that time period. I highly recommend this film for anyone who is interested in Japanese history or film. Also, I recommend this film for anyone who is interested in Japanese culture. This film is definitely one of my favorite films of all time.

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Judith Herrera

As far as I can tell, it is a documentary made by Japanese and Japanese-born Americans that chronicles the life and work of master Japanese artist Hokusai and his proteges. But it's also a portrait of the changing social landscape of Japan and of American (especially Southern and Western) influences on it. As is the case with any documentary, it's a 'who knows what's true' kinda thing, and as such it is a highly subjective and complex piece. Nevertheless, it is very well done, both in terms of production and editing, and I think it is well worth watching.

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Gary B.

I am aware that this film was never meant to be a documentary, but rather a documentary about a famous Japanese painter, Tsugaru Shonin. This film has very good cinematography and the images of the landscapes and the people are outstanding. It shows the richness and simplicity of life in Japan in the thirties and the fifties. The wonderful work of cinematography is reflected in the photographs, especially in the paintings that the photographer takes. It was not easy to take these pictures, because they are of great quality, but I think that they are simply amazing, and very beautiful. In addition, the photography and photography-making are good. This is a great film, and a great documentary about this famous painter. 8/10.

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Keith Robertson

I thought this was a good movie, but I wish the show would have continued. The story of the people of Madras was great. It has a very traditional feel to it, but in a modern way. It's very "home" and feels very "home". The story of the battle for the independence of Madras was well done. I didn't like how the opening of the movie was kind of like a marketing play, but it did a good job in conveying what the story of the movie was about. The movie was an excellent show, and I hope that it will be an ongoing series of episodes to show the history of the country, and the battle for it's independence. We have a lot of young people that haven't been exposed to this sort of thing, so it was nice to see a movie that was great in that sense.

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Virginia Fields

While some of the characters from the film don't have much to do, the film itself is quite amazing. The film is very authentic to the life of Su-Hak and his people and to the nature and environment. I think the first time I saw it I was shocked how so much was shown in just a single minute, I thought it was a brilliant short film. It is also quite moving, especially the one-on-one scene with the babies. The other part I really like is the way the film shows the changes to the landscape of the film. Especially how they show the people moving in the film changing the landscape. The atmosphere is very beautiful and the people have a very natural, colorful and beautiful atmosphere. The only thing I didn't like about the film is that it is a bit too short. But the film has such a great story to tell and is so unique it is a great movie.

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Sean Hernandez

Although much of what is shown in this movie is unbelievable, in some respects it is quite good. For example, when I was a child, there were few movies that would have actually made me cry (like "Gone With The Wind" and "Das Boot"). But this movie did. The violence and brutality was realistic and shocking, but it was also in a very balanced manner. Violence was shown in a balanced manner, and the violence towards the Japanese people was balanced. Also, this movie shows how Japanese people were living during that time. Not only were they living under occupation, but they also lived under the surveillance of the Nazis. The portrayal of Japanese people is realistic, as it should be, but the portrayal of the Japanese people in this movie is not. However, this movie is not a portrayal of historical events, but rather a portrayal of the Japanese people during that time. I don't know if it was intentional, but the movie itself feels like a documentary, showing what really happened, rather than historical events. Still, it is an excellent movie, and I recommend it for anyone interested in World War II or World War II-related films.

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Stephen Austin

Sarusubaru (1957) is one of the most important Japanese art films. It's said that it's the first film to depict the Japanese artist Murayama in the 21st century, as he's almost the only artist that lived in Japan during the era of war. Although the film looks like it was made in the 70's, it has become one of the most celebrated films of Japanese cinema, and has become a major movie of its country. I have seen a lot of films about Murayama, some based on actual events, and some based on legends and the people who lived through them. This one here is the last one. As I mentioned earlier, the film was based on a book by writer Tomoko Watanabe. It was also one of Murayama's best known works. There's also some of the original stories told by Murayama, but the majority is fictional. Murayama wasn't only a painter, but a philosopher, writer, and also an investigator. His books were influential in many parts of the world. Here, you have the story of him, his investigations, and of his people. Most of the action takes place in the East. Murayama investigated a murder case in Japan, and then, he went to Japan to investigate it. He was even invited to a detective academy in the country, which he became a professor of. When he came back, he tried to find out about his original artworks. He even investigated a few of them, and gave them to other artists, and had the artworks discovered. In the end, he was found guilty and went to jail, but he was released later, as he was sent to the US and sent to the boarding school. It was during this time that he started to write his books, in which he didn't like to reveal the real events of his life, as he didn't want to create controversy. He also used a lot of old stories as he was writing his books. You can see that this film is mainly about the ideas of art, and Murayama's ideas on art. In this film, the film makers chose to depict his life in the last decade of his life, and how he made the artworks, and also the investigations. The camera is very strong, and it's probably one of the best documentary films. The interviews with the actors, and the characters in the film are really interesting. You can see Murayama as an artist, a father, a husband, and a professional investigator, but also as a father and a musician. You can see the mother who always listened to Murayama's music, and it's like the only person who actually cared about him. I think that the film makers did a really good job with the voice-overs. You can really feel Murayama's voice, and it's actually quite good. He's really calm and quiet, and he can just be his quiet and serious. It's almost like he has a coldness and stoicism. It's like he doesn't know how to be happy, and he doesn't know how to laugh. The film

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Alexander G.

This is a must-see film, as it's the definitive biography of the Japanese artist Hokusai. I've always been fascinated with Hokusai's life and I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary. It's beautifully shot, which is pretty uncommon in Asian films, and the story is at once captivating and deep. The film presents all the major events and discussions about the artist, but it's done so tastefully and with such a gentle touch that it doesn't feel like a documentary about Hokusai, but an artist's biography, or a very personal account of the artist's life. The narration is so soft-spoken and the narrative style is so slow-paced that I had trouble keeping up with the story, but that only adds to its power. The film has several superb narration performances. Andy Garcia narrates with some strong emotion, and it's quite moving. The big difference between Garcia and the other narration narrators is that Garcia does it with a sincere, levelheaded voice and never gets too emotional or gets too cheesy or maudlin. It's one of the most beautiful performances I've ever seen. If you're interested in Japanese cinema, this is a must-see. It's an important film, and I'd recommend it to anyone, but even those who are interested in Japanese cinema won't be disappointed.

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Judith Fields

One of the best movies that I have seen lately. Based on the real life, Takashi Nishio and his wife Tsutomu Takashima lived and worked in a typical Japan in the 20th century. Their house was basically a shrine, they had a restaurant, and spent all their time doing arts and crafts. Their son was born in the middle of the sea in a sloop. As time went by, they learned that the sea was coming and they had to leave. But one day Tsutomu suddenly came out from the ocean and told that she had come back and that she was a doctor. At the same time, they lost their son and daughter and became worried about how they were going to make their living. They decided to do what they could to survive. One day, Tsutomu and their son Hidetoshi came to the shrine to offer prayers, when they came to see a strange bird who flew around and was eating the fish that they were eating, they killed it and found out that it was a new species of bird. It had a human-like face and was named Banjo. Hidetoshi became really afraid of this new bird, so he ran away, but Banjo found him. He became very mad and they both started a fight, but Banjo got out of the way, and the bird was able to escape. Then they found out that the place was now full of new species of bird. They decided to go back and learn the bird's history and to keep an eye on the Banjo. But they never found the Banjo's mother, so they decided to try to find her and keep an eye on her. So when Hidetoshi was very old and tired, he went with Tsutomu to find her, but when he found her, he killed her and the two fell in love. They decided to keep an eye on her and eventually found out that she was still alive, but she was still in a coma. So, they decided to go back and try to find her. They found her in a forest, where she was in a coma, and they tried to take care of her, but they were stopped by Hidetoshi and Banjo. So they gave up on trying to help her and she eventually died. After that, they decided that they would live in the Shrine, and they continued to go back and forth to the place where Banjo and Hidetoshi lived, but they never found the Banjo's mother. So Tsutomu and Hidetoshi went to the country and found the Banjo's mother's house. Then they found the Banjo's mother and Tsutomu was almost raped by the woman. So, Hidetoshi became very jealous and the two decided to kill her and Tsutomu became very angry and angry that she was a doctor and that she was being taken care of. Then Hidetoshi and Tsutomu started a fight and he kicked the woman in the head. Tsutomu later passed away, and Hidetoshi and Banjo started the fight

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Katherine

After watching this movie, it was an amazing experience. The scenery is incredible. The storyline is epic. You can easily tell that this is a work of art. It was well written and beautifully done. I was drawn in the first few minutes of the movie. You see a beautiful image of the country, but as the movie unfolds, you feel the long hours that went into it. You feel the cold winters, the hardships and the destruction that every single human does to survive. This is a movie about the fate of Japanese and that is what makes it great. You see the characters through their inner thoughts. You can tell how it affects them, their world, their families and their relationships. The characters are real, real, real, and very believable. They are all human, not some robot to show what humans are. The people in the movie are real people, the people who live in the countryside. The people who fight against them. The people who fight with them. You can feel their hatred. You can feel their fear. You can feel their pain. You can feel their despair. It is a movie that needs to be seen to be believed. There are no easy answers in life, but that doesn't mean we should give up trying. The beauty of this movie is that you don't need to know everything about Japanese history to enjoy it. You don't need to be an expert to enjoy it. This is a beautiful movie, that makes you realize that, even if you are a complete beginner, you can still enjoy the magic of a movie like this.

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Keith Lane

Emmet Barry is an artist from Chicago who travels with his family from New York to Hokkaido to see his late father (Chinatsu Fukuda) at the Sakurajima Foundation Museum. We follow Emmet, his wife and their four children through the journey. This film is one of the few that features Emmet himself. The family has to come to the museum and sit through the opening of his collection of paintings and sculptures. They meet a great deal of the museum's staff and visitors. It is a good introduction to the family's journey, their respect for the museum, and the amount of thought and research that goes into the pieces. It does a good job of showing the beauty of Hokkaido in Japan. In my opinion, it is a little slow moving, but I understand that people may not want to watch it in one sitting. I recommend it to fans of art, family films, or the Japan experience.

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Julia M.

It is a really good movie. Its a few years old, but I have watched it so many times, I never get bored. The beauty of this movie is that it is a film about a photographer and a traditional Japanese family. So this is a more basic documentary with a family. The director has this dream to tell the story of a family, who are simple, hardworking and devoted to their own. This is the core of this film. It is like a family portrait, it is like a people story, it is like a family. The director has a very strong vision. I have not seen so many Japanese films like this. This film is a good gift for Japanese cinema lovers. 8/10.

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Diane Moore

When I saw the trailer for this movie, I was immediately drawn to it. I'm very interested in Japanese culture and art. I was also intrigued to see how this movie would be portrayed, which was by far one of the best aspects of the film. The first thing that struck me about the film was the lighting. This movie has excellent use of lighting and color throughout the entire film. It's almost like the director was shooting this movie in the day time, and that explains the lack of any bright light in the room. The sound also was well done. Not once was there a loud noise that was annoying to the viewer. Every sound in the movie was perfectly placed. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in Japanese culture and art. I gave this movie an 8 out of 10 because the use of lighting, sound, and the story itself. I also did not like how the film ended. There was no way for the viewer to connect with the story that much more.

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Joyce

I thought this was an excellent movie. This film took a lot of time to put together and a lot of money to make. It takes you back in time and shows you a lot of history that is so relevant today. This film also makes you think about the future and shows that it's all a lot easier to solve things when you see it in the past. The characters in this film are really cool. I love how they use old footage from old movies. You know that they are saying things that were said in the old movies. They also do a really good job at making it seem like it's happening right now. I think this is a great movie for kids and the adults as well. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is into history. I think this film is good and it's a good movie to watch with the family.

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Kathleen Griffin

This is an animated documentary, that may or may not have been made in honor of the man who brought Japan to its glory, or is more of a biography. Some have criticized it for being a shallow attempt to portray the real story of the old master. However, I think that was more of the intent. I really enjoyed the two hours that it lasted, and I think the people who gave it a low rating probably got what they wanted to hear. It is a documentary about a man who tried to live in Japan's society while going through the harsh trials of Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. It also focuses on the philosophies of the time and the culture that those of Japanese descent in America were trying to escape. It is a fascinating, historical account of one man's struggle to live and survive in a culture that may have not been the best fit for him. That is how I would describe this film. It is a great look at the rise of a culture and the ways in which it was made to cater to the needs of a changing world. You can see why it was hated, and it is certainly not for everyone.

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Mary

I had always wondered about the creator of the masterpieces of Hokusai, who could bring the essence of his life to the screen in a very poetic and impressive manner. The DVD from Naxos is just like it should be. It contains not only a complete new edition of the masterpieces, but also a very short and very funny interview with the director. He says that he only wanted to make a film for Japanese people and not to make a movie that will be shown in China or the US. The idea that was brought out of his head has a powerful power to the viewers, and I can't understand why this film didn't have a more positive reception. It could have been a great film, but the director was not able to fully express his passion. I think that the work of Hokusai has been completely lost in translation. It seems that we are the only ones that know the greatness of this man and his work. I think that this DVD should be a book to the master of Japanese film.

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Kathleen Taylor

How could such a great painter become an anonymous household name? His "Akira" shows us that despite the popularity of a particular style of painting, even great painters are seldom recognized by their peers. This documentary, narrated by Mr. Kurosawa, tells the story of Katsushika Hokusai, an artist and teacher who is often ignored by his peers. We learn of his method of painting, his practice of illusion, and his admiration for the arts. We also learn of his hatred of the Japanese government and the culture of the samurai class. With this documentary, we see through Katsushika's eyes how his life changed as a result of the conflict between the Japanese government and the Japanese people. We see that his style, the same as that of his contemporaries, was criticized for being too modern, instead of a tradition that was protected by the samurai class. It is this criticism of Katsushika's work that makes this documentary so interesting. If you are not familiar with his work, this documentary is a great way to get to know the artist. There is a scene in which a woman cries out "Sausage, please." When I heard that, I knew it was something Katsushika had painted, and was surprised that he had kept it on his studio wall for so long. Even if you are not familiar with Katsushika Hokusai's work, you will still learn something about his life through this documentary.

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Arthur M.

A short introduction, that helps to determine how the film will present itself. While this introduction can be a bit confusing, it does not detract from the movie. However, a description of the film would make it a more complete, and concise piece. Unfortunately, the Director's Cut was not released until 2003, and many people who have not seen the film did not know the full details of the film, or what to expect. Therefore, this incomplete description is not only pointless, but makes no sense. A better, more complete description of the film would be to read the IMDb review. The review is not only a much better introduction, but also gives a better understanding of the film. Another problem with the film is that it is very focused on the relationship between the two main characters. While the relationship between this man and his former partner is shown in the film, there are scenes of them sleeping together that is not shown. This is a minor point, and does not detract from the film. Overall, while the film is not perfect, it is well worth watching, and has been featured in numerous film festivals. I am not sure how accurate the film is, and have not seen the Director's Cut, but the film certainly should be seen by anyone who has a passion for Japanese art.

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Martha

This is a special edition to the film called 'Muharu: the painter of Miyazaki's Children'. The film is about the painter's childhood and his relationship with his family. The film also has interviews with the family members and various friends of the painter. I love the style of the film, and I can't help but love the film. The color palette and the animation were amazing. The father and mother of the painter, Tatsuya and Susumu, were in my opinion the best actors in the film. They really gave a deep and emotional portrayal. The kids are great as well, and I hope to see more films with them.