The Balloon

Synopsis:
Genre: Comedy
 
IMDB:
6.5
Year:
1947
100 min
4 Views


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A NIKKATSU PRODUCTION

THE BALLOON:

Based on the Novel by

JIRO OSARAGI.

Produced by TAKESHI YAMAMOTO.

Screenplay by YUZO KAWASHIMA

SHOHEI IMAMURA.

Cinematography by

KURATARO TAKAMURA.

Lighting by MITSUO ONISHI

Sound by FUMIO HASHIMOTO.

Production Design by

KIMIHIKO NAKAMURA.

Music by TOSHIRO MAYUZUMI

Editing by TADASHI NAKAMURA.

Starring.

MASAYUKI MORI TATSUYA MIHASHI

MIE KITAHARA, SACHIKO HIDARI

IZUMI ASHIKAWA, MICHIYO ARATAMA

HIROSHI NIHON'YANAGI

SHINSUKE MAKI, YUMI TAKANO

YOKO BENISAWA:

Directed by YUZO KAWASHIMA.

HARUKI MURAKAMI:

You should've worn

mourning attire.

A suit is just fine.

It's not impolite.

I beg to differ.

Times have changed.

We needn't get hung up on appearances.

Tsuzuki is here.

Masataka Tsuzuki?

He always was well dressed.

Please excuse me.

Mr. Murakami.

- Madam.

- It's been too long.

It must be 6 or 7 years

since we last met.

Forgive my long absence.

I had just been repatriated from Manila

and was having a hard time,

then I caused you all that trouble

and left.

I meant to pay you a visit,

but I had cold feet.

You look well.

You too.

You haven't changed a bit.

My father's death is a great loss.

Of the disciples he left behind,

you're the only one remaining.

Actually, I stopped painting

a long time ago.

That's right.

Your camera company has been

a big success.

Everyone tells me so.

And what about you?

It's only meant to be temporary.

This is what I do.

A nightclub?

A bit seedy, I know.

Are the children well?

Keikichi has graduated?

He's the sales manager

at my husband's company.

A young executive.

You must be pleased.

It's cold.

I smell gas.

Kumiko?

What about the beer?

- You're staying?

- No.

Sorry, I won't need it.

I'll leave the paper here then.

Thank you.

I got that beer just for you.

I have to be back at work

by 4:
30.

Stop that, it tickles.

I'll be late.

Just stay like this

a little longer.

Come, I'll be late.

That's not nice.

- You like fragile things.

- Don't worry, just leave it.

- This month's money.

- Thank you.

Will you take me out tonight?

I'll wait for you at work.

I have a meeting.

You don't take me

anywhere these days.

I'll come by your bar,

as soon as I can.

TOYO OPTICS:

Keikichi, what are you doing?

Here it is.

I couldn't find the "SL" print.

Sort the rest.

You need to have that ready

before the meeting.

You're leaving for Kansai tonight?

Yes, another trip.

You need this too.

Why not have someone else go

for a change?

It's just my nature.

I prefer to do it myself,

while I still can.

This plan you're putting forward...

I think it will meet stiff resistance.

The wage hike?

What are you playing at?

5% more than the union demanded.

Some of us don't like it.

I suppose our competitors will object.

Of course they will.

They're not the opponent.

We have ourselves to overcome.

I try to do

what I believe is right.

CONFERENCE ROOM:

Miss Kumiko?

You have a customer.

I'll win this time.

How many cards?

Seven.

Over there.

Welcome.

So, you're Kumiko!

Do you know who I am?

They say I don't look like him.

Like who?

My brother, Keikichi Murakami.

Surprised?

Well, yes...

I wanted to see how pretty

this Kumiko was.

I've heard a bit about you

from my brother.

- Did he come today?

- No, not yet.

Will you have something?

Maybe I will try some beer.

Do you drink?

No, but I think you have to

order alcohol in this sort of bar.

No, you don't have to.

How about a soft drink?

A soft drink, please.

Do you often come to

this sort of place?

No. It's my first time.

You really don't look like

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Nils Poppe

Nils Poppe (31 May 1908 – 28 June 2000) was a Swedish actor, comedian, director, screenwriter and theatre manager. He is internationally most famous for his part in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, but in Sweden he was much loved and participated in over 50 films on cinema and TV. He started as a serious stage actor in 1930, but quickly realised that he was better suited for comedy, revue, operetta and musical, especially as he also was a good dancer and singer. In 1937 he moved into film and became Sweden's leading film comedian during the 1940s. Consequently, Ingmar Bergman's decision to cast him in The Seventh Seal surprised many, but with that role Poppe showed that he could also convey much warmth and compassion. He would later participate in yet another Bergman film, The Devil's Eye (1960). After some time of inactivity in the early 1960s, he took over the running of an open-air theatre in Helsingborg in 1966 and returned to the stage. Through a deal with Swedish Television, he managed to make the theatre known throughout the country and also revitalised his own career. He retired from the stage at the age of 85, still able to dance, but a few years later he suffered from several strokes, which left him both blind, speechless and immobile. He died at the age of 92. more…

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