Shijin no Shougai

A Poet's Life

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Synonyms: Shijin no Shogai, The Life of a Poet
Japanese: 詩人の生涯
English: A Poet's Life
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 1974
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Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: PG - Children


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Ranked: #108042
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Popularity: #11429
Members: 1,800
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A worker is fired from a factory for demanding a wage increase. His mother, worn thin by poverty, is caught in her own spinning wheel. Then a strange storm buries the town in snow, freezing rich and poor alike. Another short film by Kihachiro Kawamoto


Winner of the 1974 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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A think tank is the best way to describe this piece. A story is told while not as mystery presents a mystery. For it forces to the viewer to question what he/she just watched. From there try and decipher each character's role and presence. While coming to an end with what they interpreted as the underlining message.

My take was a tale of the downfall to one's on going riches. For money generally comes from others hard work. If one keep draining from the source with out providing some back the source will dry out in time. Once it drys out you ...

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