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The Rickshaw Man

7.5
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Original title
Muhomatsu no issho
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Hiroshi Inagaki, Mansaku Itami (Story: Shunsaku Iwashita)
Music
Ikuma Dan
Cinematography
Kazuo Yamada
Cast
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Producer
Toho
Genre
Drama | Feudal Japan. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
1958: Venice Film Festiva: Golden Lion. Matsugoro is a poor rickshaw driver whose animated spirit and optimistic demeanor make him a favorite of the town. Matsu helps an injured boy, Toshio, and is hired by the boy's parents, Kotaro and Yoshioko, to transport the boy to and from doctor appointments. Matsu comes to love the boy and his parents. When Toshio's father dies, Matsu becomes a surrogate father, helping to raise the boy and secretly falling in love with Toshio's mother Yoshioko. But Matsu knows there is a great gulf between their classes and there seems no hope that Matsu can ever be more than the rickshaw man to the mother and son.
Awards
1958: Venice: Golden Lion
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