Black Rain Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Black Rain the Movie

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Erstwhile Ozu assistant Imamura directs this powerful portrait of a post-Hiroshima family five years after the bombing. Tanaka plays a young woman who, having been caught in a shower of black rain (radioactive fallout) on an ill-timed visit to Hiroshima, returns to her village to find herself ostracized by her peers and no longer considered marriage-worthy. Winner of numerous awards (including five Japanese Academy Awards). In Japanese with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Japan, Survival, Postwar, Meltdown
Shohei Imamura, Toshiro Ishido
Kazuo Kitamura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Etsuko Ichihara, Shoichi Ozawa, Norihei Miki, Keisuke Ishida
Takashi Kawamata
Shohei Imamura
Toru Takemitsu

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