Search All

Search by Title

Release year:
Production year:

Advance Search

Search by Cast/Staff

Advance Search

Search by Company/Association

Advance Search

Categories

Genres

Genres: Specify

1968

Moeru tairiku

Blazing Continent

燃える大陸

Release Date
December, 14th, 1968
Running Time
90 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

Keiichi (Tetsuya Watari), a popular young illustrator, seems to have everything. Actually, however, he longs to leave the noise and crush of the city and go where there is space, fresh air, sunlight.
Then one day he sees a photo exhibition of Australia and decides to go there. So he takes a plane and finds there everything that he missed in the city. He also finds a strange Japanese woman, Saeko (Chieko Matsubara), toward whom he is much attracted.
She, however is engaged to an Australian engineer and no longer free. He leaves, wanders about the country, sketching, but is unable to forget the mysterious and beautiful Saeko.
They meet again in Fiji. By now he knows that she is the only woman for him and tells her so. And, though she does not admit it, she too is attracted toward him. Torn between the two men, the young woman, feeling she has no other recourse, crashes her car head on to a truck.
Kenneth (Masumi Okada) tells Keiichi that he was, indeed, the only man who could have made Saeko happy. Somewhat consoled, the young illustrator leaves Australia, now full of bitter-sweet memories, to return to Tokyo.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1969.12.2】

[ Contact (International) ]

Nikkatsu Corporation
International Sales

3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Attn: KAWAI Emico, FURUKAWA Mami, KATO Taku, SUNG Tzwei
tel: +81 3 5689 1014
fax: +81 3 5689 1044
E-mail: international@nikkatsu.co.jp
https://intl.nikkatsu.com

Relative Titles

Tokyo Drifter

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Director
SUZUKI Seijun
Cast
WATARI Tetsuya, MATSUBARA Chieko, KAWACHI Tamio

Written by Kohan Kawauchi, "Tokyo Drifter" illustrates an immaculate array of Suzuki aesthetics, switching at a fast pace between dry humor and intense action scenes. Starring Tetsuya Watari, it is highly acclaimed by Hollywood directors Quentin Tara...

Release Date
Apr, 10th, 1966
Whisper of Yuzu Leaves a.k.a. Yuzu no ha yurete

Whisper of Yuzu Leaves a.k.a. Yuzu no ha yurete (2016)

Director
KAMIZONO Koji
Cast
MATSUBARA Chieko, TSUGAWA Masahiko, NISHIMURA Kazuhiko

The film adaptation of a children's literary book, "Bokuto aitsu no rasuto ran," written and directed by Kamizono Koji, who also make his feature length film debut. 10-year-old Takeshi (Santoki Souma) is asked by Granma (Matsubara Chieko), a neighbo...

Release Date
Aug, 20th, 2016
Lady Joker

Lady Joker (2004)

Director
HIRAYAMA Hideyuki
Cast
WATARI Tetsuya, NAGATSUKA Kyozo, TOKUSHIGE Satoshi

Shiroyama (Nagatsuka Kyozo), the president of major brewing corporation, Hinode Beer, is kidnapped by a mysterious group who call themselves "Lady Joker", but is strangely released without incident soon after. Unbeknownst to the police, the kidnapper...

Release Date
Dec, 11th, 2004
The Miraculous Postcards

The Miraculous Postcards (2017)

Director
Jacky WOO
Cast
SUZUKI Sarina, AKAZA Miyoko, YUKIMURA Izumi

A drama adapting to film children's book author, Wakiya Midori's "Kibo no Switch ha, Kusu" by internationally engaged filmmaker Jacky Woo. Miyuki (Suzuki Sarina) devotes herself to caring for her daughter Nozomi () who has cerebral palsy. Without re...

Release Date
Nov, 4th, 2017