Friday, June 26, 2009
A Midsummer's Okinawan Dream - Yuji Nakae (2009)
Okinawan director Yuji Nakae takes thge classic Shakespeare comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" back to his home turf with "Manatsu no Yoru no Yume (A Midsummer's Okinawan Dream)". Yuriko (Yuki Shibamoto ), an OL from Tokyo returns to her home on a tropical Okinawan island and her no good boyfriend Atsushi (Toshihiro Wada) ends up following her. There they get caught in in the magical world based on the characters of Puck and Oberon from Shakespeare's original play.
Surabaya Denka - Takeshi Sato (1955)
There's all singing, all dancing and a major personailty con job at the center of Takeshi Sato's 1955 comedy "Surabaya Denka". When con man Eiji () bungles passing himself off as his university professor brother he switches gears and takes on the persona of Prince Surabaya. Dated, un-politically correct laughs ensue!