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The River Fuefuki (1960)

Fuefukigawa (original title)
A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

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Okei
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Sadahei
Kôshirô Matsumoto ...
Sozo, 1st son (as Somegoro Ichikawa)
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Ume, daughter
Yûsuke Kawazu ...
Jiro
Shinji Tanaka ...
Heikichi, 3rd son
Kichiemon Nakamura ...
Yasuzo, 2nd son (as Mannosuke Nakamura)
Fumio Watanabe
Yoshi Katô ...
Ojii
Kuniko Igawa
Ryûsuke Daigenji
Tôru Abe ...
Katsuyan
Toshiko Kobayashi ...
Hisa (grown up)
Masao Oda ...
Hanpei
Michiko Araki ...
Tatsu
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A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

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La rivière fuefuki  »

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This movie is much more than a 'war-is-futile' message as the previous comment states
5 March 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Don't let the 4 star vote of one of the previous commentators prevent you from viewing this movie, it conveys much more than only a 'war is futile' message. Many 'good' war movies could be reduced to only this message (could, because mostly in reality they are only cheap propaganda a la 'Waltz with Bashir'), but certainly not this movie. As another commentator said, it lingers in your mind for a while after watching it and in this aftermath I really began to realize how meaningful and elaborate each scene or part of the story of the movie was. In one judgment sharptongue was right, though, the movie is depressing, and not only slightly. I don't want to spoil anything so let me only say that if you liked movies like 'Seven Samurai' this one is also for you.


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