Archive of films To Shoot Without Shooting / Fusha no sha
1988, 25 min
Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
Ji Chang is without doubt an excellent archer but he longs to be the best in the world. Not even in his wildest dreams would he imagine that the greatest master needn’t even know what a bow looks like. Based on a story by Atsushi Nakajima, the director succeeded in harmonizing the athletic and spiritual levels of the plot.
Ji Chang is without doubt an excellent archer but he longs to be the best in the world. Thus he seeks out a master living in town who is able, at a distance, to shoot a single leaf off a tree. Over the course of several years, the apprentice visits the master a total of three times, and on each occasion he leaves with a task which is to improve his proficiency. After mastering the techniques, as well as his ambition, there is nothing left but to head for the mountains, home of a legendary old man with almost supernatural abilities.... Derived from Chinese tradition, the story was written by Atsushi Nakajima. In this Bildungsroman, the director succeeded in preserving the story’s spiritual dimension.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation|
|Screenplay:||Kihachiro Kawamoto, původní námět/the original story by Atsusi Nakajima|
|Dir. of Photography:||Minoru Tamura, Qiao Yuan Zheng|
|Music:||Jin Fu Zai|
|Production:||Sakura Motion Picture Co., Ltd.|
|Cast:||Isao Hashizume (Japonský hlas/Japanese voice), Sun Dao Lin (Čínský hlas/Chinese voice)|
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