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Sumiko
(Naniga kanojo o so saseta ka)
Japan
1930
Drama

In 1930 the film SUMIKO caused great excitement and triggered a political manifestation in Japan. In 1993 the complete copy of the film was found in an archive in Moscow. The restored version was then performed in Kyoto. The film is considered a Japanese silent-film masterpiece of the 1930s.

The story focuses on the fate of a girl named Sumiko Nakamura whose father committed suicide out of embarrassment over his poverty. Sumiko is sold to a circus from which she soon flees. She meets charlatans and is exploited until she finds her lover, with whom she plans to commit suicide to escape her misery. Their attempt is unsuccessful…

Compositions:

Günter Buchwald

1998
  Ensemble (1 - 15 Musicians)    
 
stafflist
1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 oboe, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 contrabass, 1 percussion
     
 
Duration
76
sync fps
20
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