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Kyatapira (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,157Details
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Taking place during the Second Sino-Japanese War and based on a banned short story by writer Edogawa Rampo, Wakamatsu's latest film is both an indictment of right-wing militarist-nationalism and a deeply affecting reminder of the pressures put on Japanese women during war and peacetime. Part of a series of works that re-visit the country’s fascist past, Caterpillar satirically deploys Japanese propaganda and demystifies the glorification of the country’s wartime past.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,101-15,200) 15,111 $4,157
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600) 20,577 $4,157
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,208 $4,157

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 6th, 2011 (Limited) by Lorber Films, released as Caterpillar
Video Release: January 17th, 2012 by Kino Video, released as Caterpillar
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Returning Soldiers, World War II, Foreign Language, Political, War, Agitprop, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Koji Wakamatsu Films
Production Countries: Japan

Leading Cast

   Shigeko Kurokawa

Supporting Cast

Keigo Kasuya    Tadashi Kurokawa
Sabu Kawahara    The Villange Chief
Go Jibiki    Military Officer #1
Katsuyuki Shinohara    Kuma
Daisuke Lijima    Commander

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Production and Technical Credits

Takafumi Ohigata    Producer
Hisako Kurosawa    Screenwriter
Masao Adachi    Screenwriter
Yoshihisa Toda    Cinematographer
Tomohiko Tsuji    Cinematographer
Shuichi Kakesu    Editor

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