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Room For Let

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Celebrate the centenary of Yuzo Kawashima, a master of satire little-known outside of Japan, with this rarely seen hilarious portrait of Osaka.

Yumiko Tsuyama enters an old mansion overlooking Osaka to enquire about a room for rent. Inside she discovers a rather bizarre group of characters dwelling in the humble abode, including a low-level gangster, an old army sergeant and a female illegal liquor vendor - to name a few, alongside leader of the menagerie, Yoda Goro, an eccentric jack of all trades.

Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018, images ©1959 Takarazuka Eiga Co Ltd - all rights reserved.