A Wanderer's Notebook (1962)

Considered one of the finest late Naruses and a model of film biography, A Wanderer’s Notebook features remarkable performances by Hideko Takamine – Phillip Lopate calls it “probably her greatest performance” – and Kinuyo Tanaka as mother and daughter living from hand to mouth in Twenties Tokyo. Based on the life and career of Fumiko Hayashi, the novelist whose work Naruse adapted to the screen several times, A Wanderer’s Notebook traces her bitter struggle for literary recognition in the first half of the twentieth century – her affairs with feckless men, the jobs she took to survive (peddler, waitress, bar maid), and her arduous, often humiliating attempts to get published in a male-dominated culture.

Directing:
  • Mikio Naruse

Writing:
  • Fumiko Hayashi
  • Toshirô Ide
  • Sumie Tanaka

Stars:
Release Date: 1962-09-29
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  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 124
Hideko Takamine
Hideko Takami...
Fumiko Hayashi
Kinuyo Tanaka
Kinuyo Tanaka
Kishi, Fumiko's mother
Tatsuo Endô
Tatsuo Endô
Akira Takarada
Akira Takarad...
Fukuya
Daisuke Katô
Daisuke Katô
Nobuo Sadaoka
Keiju Kobayashi
Keiju Kobayas...
Fujiyama
Mitsuko Kusabue
Mitsuko Kusab...
Kyôko Hinatsu
Noboru Nakaya
Noboru Nakaya
Haruhiko Itatsu
Yūnosuke Itō
Yūnosuke Itō
Gorô Shirasaka
Jun Tatara
Jun Tatara
Tamura
Takeshi Katô
Takeshi Katô
Uenoyama
Chôko Iida
Chôko Iida
Chieko Nakakita
Chieko Nakaki...
Akira Nagoya
Akira Nagoya
Masako Yagi
Masako Yagi
小林桂樹
小林桂樹
Fujiyama
Tanaka Kinuyo
Tanaka Kinuyo
Kishi, Fumiko's mother
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