08 19 Oct '24
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Masahiro Shinoda


Edition 1990
123' - 1989 - Drama - Dialogue: German, Japanese
Director: Masahiro Shinoda Composer: Cong Su With: Hiromi Gô, Lisa Wolf, Brigitte Grothum
In 1885, young Toyotaro Oota, a medical student who dreams of joining the Western elite, is sent to study in Germany. At the Japanese embassy In Benin, he meets the new military attache, Wasaburo Fukushlma, who intends to make his power felt, even controlling the private lives of the Japanese students there. Discovering Elis, sunk in despair by the river because of her father's death and the imminent state of poverty, he comforts her and gives her his pocket watch to pawn. As their relationship develops, Toyotaro drops his official status and remains In Berlin as a private citizen...

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Masahiro Shinoda


Cong Su


Hiromi Gô, Lisa Wolf, Brigitte Grothum


Masahiro Shinoda, Hans Borgelt, Ogai Mori

Director of Photography

Jürgen Jürges, Kazuo Miyagawa


Barbara Hiltmann

More information


German, Japanese

Countries of production

Japan, West Germany

Screenplay based on

Naar Ogai Mori



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