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Four Japanese silent movies produced in the 1930s will be shown in Tokyo on Jan. 28.

One of the movies, titled “Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi,” or “Jirokichi the Rat,” was produced in 1931. The movie was directed by Daisuke Ito and starred Denjiro Okochi. Jirokichi, played by Okochi, is nicknamed Rat Boy because he is a thief. However, in the movie, our hero strives to help the weak and defeat evil. The film is considered a masterpiece, and will be screened with English subtitles.

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