Children in the Wind (86 mins)
Sampei is a little rascal who leads his village gang with the Tarzan cry of his hero Jonny Weissmuller. But when his father is falsely imprisoned for fraud, his idyllic life falls apart. Sent to stay with his uncle, Sampei runs away any chance he gets – up a tree, down the river, to the circus. If only his father can clear his name, everything will be all right again. Hiroshi Shimizu’s luminous masterpiece is nearly 80 years old, but still shines brightly.
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Featuring Reikichi Kawamura, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Masao Hayama
Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu
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