The Teahouse of the August Moon

The Teahouse of the August Moon

DVD - 2006
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Okinawa 1946- occupied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge is a well-meaning but inept loser, and faces a wily oriental interpreter and a determined geisha girl, along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!

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Mouziey
Jun 02, 2019

It was suppose to be a satirical film from the bygone film industry...most enchantingly Japanese actors that talked Japanese for the character represented parts.. with the exception of Marlon Brandon who actually learns the language of the people & the pigeon Japanese of the interpreter for American military. Some notes of humor...socks up...fast as Dickens...worm farming for compost...agricultural enhancing[ they were before their time in ecology humor] … using the Okinawa peoples own crops to make sweet potatoes Brandy. Invade a country & let the invaded tell us what they want to be civilized is the lesson learned here; not a pentagon school, democratic propaganda....they want a Teahouse to make their own money to feel rich....The Geisha dance with village children & the changing of the kimonos is a lost art of dance

Disillusion is the escapism in the film in a production that films of present day can not produce...must watch as 'fast as Dickens' so keep your socks up worthy x5 times.

Thank you to SFPL for replacing the lost copy from 2018, Your the best Public Library in the Bay area

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funpanda34
May 07, 2018

Everyone gives Mickey Rooney a bad rap for his incredibly racist portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi, but I found Marlon Brando's Sakini even more cringe-worthy, maybe because he narrated the whole damn film. The only redeeming quality this film has is the historically accurate Okinawan song and dance numbers.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Okinawa 1946- occuppied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge is a well-meaning but inept loser, and facees a wily oriental interpreter and a determined geisha girl, along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation! Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford.

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