Title: Zenshin shosetsuka (1994) aka A Dedicated Life
Director/Writer: Kazuo Hara
Cast: Mitsuharu Inoue, Hiroshi Noma, Harumi Setouchi.
Duration: 152 minutes
Languages: Japanese, with soft English subtitles.
Description: Master documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara -- who gained international acclaim with his harrowing, compelling work Yuki Yukite Shingun -- directs this portrait of noted writer and literary figure Mitsuharu Inoue. Born in 1926 on the southern island of Kyushu, Inoue was a member of the Japanese Communist party while his book Chi no Mure was nominated for the highest literary prize in Japan. He was also a maddeningly complex person. On the one hand, he was revered by students and colleagues alike; on the other, he was an unrepentant womanizer and a bald-faced liar. While Hara catches him in a number of lies -- including one memorable story about his first love, a Korean lass who turned into a prostitute -- he never loses sympathy with his subject.
Source: DVDRip. Taken from icedlemonade's torrent @ KG.
File size: 1.36GB | Resolution: 624 x 464 (1.345:1)
Video: 1049kbps XviD 23.976fps
Audio: 48kHz 192kbps 2-channel Dolby AC3
Screenshot @ TinyPic