Why Not?

(1981)
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Overview

The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines the effects of the political and social upheaval of the time, and culminates in a revelrous march on the Kokyo, which turns into a massacre. Characteristically, Imamura focuses not on the leaders of the country, but on characters in the lower classes and on the fringes of society.

  1. Shōhei Imamura

    Director, Writer

  2. Kenny Miyamoto

    Writer

Facts

Original Title ええじゃないか

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 8, 1981
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 31m

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