The Important Man

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Made interesting by the arresting performance of Japan's internationally recognized hero, Mifune, THE IMPORTANT MAN is a Mexican drama starring Mifune as a man whose dream is to be elected mayor and to gain the respect of the community. In fact, however, he is a drunken, vulgar, whoring gambler who can't even win the admiration of his own family. He manages...read more

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Made interesting by the arresting performance of Japan's internationally recognized hero, Mifune, THE IMPORTANT MAN is a Mexican drama starring Mifune as a man whose dream is to be elected mayor and to gain the respect of the community. In fact, however, he is a drunken, vulgar, whoring

gambler who can't even win the admiration of his own family. He manages to buy the election, but feels angry and rejected when he finds he is still not considered "important" by anyone. He returns to his old ways, eventually murdering his favorite prostitute and then confessing to the crime.

Nominated by the Academy for Best Foreign Film, losing to THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.

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