In search of the Japanese

Australia, 1980

Film
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Stanley Burns, entrepreneur and thinker, decides to export Australiana to Japan and so, being the astute businessman he is, sets out to understand the inscrutable Japanese. This amusing comedy makes many allusions to Japanese film classics including a Samurai duel, a la Kurosawa, where the protagonists use chop-sticks instead of swords. Basically a satire on the enigma of Japanese culture as seen through western eyes. Cast: Roger Pulvers, Howard Stanley, Chong Weng Hoo, Ue Kyogo, Amanda Ma.

Credits

director

Solrun Hoaas

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Colour

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32050

Subject categories

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - Australia

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Japanese - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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