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Why Not? (1981)

151 min | Drama

Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.
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Shinsaku Himeda (as Masahisa Himeda)
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Updated Jan 8, 1981

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Jan 8, 1981 (United States)

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Ken Ogata
Furukawa Furukawa   See fewer
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Ako
Oyoshi Oyoshi   See fewer
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Junzaburô Ban
Toramatsu Toramatsu   See fewer
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Shôhei Hino
Magoshichi Magoshichi   See fewer
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Shino Ikenami
Yoshino Yoshino   See fewer
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Nenji Kobayashi
Matakichi Matakichi   See fewer
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Yasuaki Kurata
Hanjiro Hanjiro   See fewer
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Norihei Miki
Masuya Masuya   See fewer
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Shôichi Ozawa
Sakunojo Sakunojo   See fewer
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Sanshô Shinsui
Densuke Densuke   See fewer
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Kazuko Shirakawa
Yamikumo-dayu Yamikumo-dayu   See fewer
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Yûko Tanaka
Omatsu Omatsu   See fewer
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Taiji Tonoyama
Jyosyuya Jyosyuya   See fewer
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Jirô Yabuki
Senmatsu (as Jiro Yabuki) Senmatsu (as Jiro Yabuki)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 499 votes