in about 100 words or less
Japan 170m, Colour
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Tokyo Olympiad is a beautifully crafted documentary of the 1964 Summer Olympics which were a showcase for the economic emergence of post-war Japan. Though comparable to Riefenstahl’s Olympia (1938) in purpose and importance for pre-war Germany, Ichikawa’s Olympiad has a markedly different look and feel. A humanistic film, Tokyo Olympiad was less about the competition, and more about the feelings of peace, harmony and the Olympic spirit which were fostered when political, cultural and ethnic differences could be put aside (Klaus Ming July 2014).
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