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Title Tatsumi [videorecording] / Zhao Wei Films ; in association with Infinite Frameworks present ; a film by Eric Khoo ; produced by Tan Fong Cheng ... [et al.] ; directed by Eric Khoo.

Imprint [Brooklyn, NY] : Kimstim ; [New York, NY] : Zeitgeist Films, 2011.


Edition [Widescreen presentation].
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2011.
"Based on 'A drifting life' and the short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi."--Closing credits.
Chiefly animation; some live action.
Credits Art director, Widhi Saputro; supervising animators, Rafael Bonifacio, Jebbie Barrios; editor, Phil Mitchell; music, Christine Sham, Christopher Khoo.
Performer Voices: Tetsuya Bessho, Motoko Gollent, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Mike Wiluan.
Summary In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi's passion for comics not only leads him becomes a means of supporting his poor family but also leads him to redefine the manga landscape. He pioneered gekiga (dramatic pictures), an alternative genre for adults which is by encouraging an alternative genre for adults which is realistic, disquieting and grapples with the darker aspects of life. This film celebrates the life of this master and five of his most compelling tales. A war photographer canptures a moving scene in the ruins of Hiroshima, only to be haunted by its sinster truth. A lonely factory worker parts with his beloved monkey, with tragic consequences. A despised prositute severs ties with all men, beginning with her loutish father.
System Details DVD-R, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital.
Language In Japanese with English subtitles; credits are in English and Japanese.
Subject Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935- -- Film adaptations.
Cartoonists -- Japan -- Biography -- Drama.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Animated films.
Added Author Khoo, Eric, 1965- Director.
Tan, Fong Cheng. Producer.
Bessho, Tetsuya, 1965- Actor.
Gollent, Motoko. Actor.
Bonifacio, Rafael. Animator.
Barrios, Jebbie. Animator.
Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935- Drifting life. Actor. Author.
Sham, Christine. Composer.
Khoo, Christopher. Composer.
Zhao Wei Films (Firm) Producer.
Infinite Frameworks (Firm) Producer.
KimStim, Inc. Distributor.
Zeitgeist Films. Distributor.
Standard No. 698452209937
Music No. KS2099 KimStim

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