Eijanaika


2h 31m 1981

Brief Synopsis

On the eve of the Meiji Restoration, the cataclysmic upheaval which ended Japan's Tokugawa Shogunate, Genji returns from six years in America, only to find the life he had known irretrievably lost, his young wife sold into prostitution. Discovering her in sleazy East Ryogoku, Genji is drawn into the underworld in which she lives. Strife among the ruling parties spreads throughout the city, and the people begin to riot, shouting "Eijanaika!" ("Why not?!!" or "What the hell!") as they loot the storehouse of wealthy merchants. As troops advance on the rioting mob, Genji, now an agitator planted by the Satsuma clan, is among them, stirring their anger.

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Dieb und die Geisha, Why Not?
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1981
Distribution Company
Kino Video

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 31m

Synopsis

On the eve of the Meiji Restoration, the cataclysmic upheaval which ended Japan's Tokugawa Shogunate, Genji returns from six years in America, only to find the life he had known irretrievably lost, his young wife sold into prostitution. Discovering her in sleazy East Ryogoku, Genji is drawn into the underworld in which she lives. Strife among the ruling parties spreads throughout the city, and the people begin to riot, shouting "Eijanaika!" ("Why not?!!" or "What the hell!") as they loot the storehouse of wealthy merchants. As troops advance on the rioting mob, Genji, now an agitator planted by the Satsuma clan, is among them, stirring their anger.

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Dieb und die Geisha, Why Not?
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1981
Distribution Company
Kino Video

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 31m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1982

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1999

Released in United States 1982 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Contemporary Cinema) March 16 - April 1, 1982.)

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1999