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Interview: Sabu, on Kanikosen

kanikosenCourtesy of Jason Gray (twitter @jgtokyo), here’s a great interview with Sabu, director of new proletariat novel-based film Kanikosen. Translated by @ryuganji

NT: Shinjo, the leader of the workers on the cannery boat, is played by Matsuda Ryuhei, so did you see him as carrying on the legacy of his father Matsuda Yusaku?

S: That’s exactly right. When I met him, he was the spitting image of Matsuda Yusaku. I was moved (laughs). Matsuda Yusaku had an aura of madness to him, but in terms of portraying that in a role I’d say Matsuda Ryuhei has probably surpassed him already. He has his own unique presence, and at the same time he’s also a capable actor.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 for more on the film

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