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Gô Katô ...
Tetsuro
Komaki Kurihara ...
Shino
Yasushi Nagata ...
Tetsuro's father
Kinzô Shin ...
Shino's father
Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Kayo - short-sighted sister
Hisako Takihana ...
Tetsuro's mother
Yûsuke Takita ...
Yukifusa Kimura
Hisashi Igawa ...
Tetsuro's elder brother
Yasushi Kachi ...
Fumiya
Karin Yamaguchi ...
Aya
Kin Sugai ...
Wellwisher on train
Toshie Kimura ...
Okami
Katsue Nitta
Ikuko Tani
Mayumi Katayama ...
Mika
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July 1973 (USA)  »

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The greatest Japanese movie ever made
18 September 2001 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Kei Kumai, Japan's greatest director, is, sadly, virtually unknown in the United States. I have seen four of his films: Sandakan 8, Death Of A Tea Master, Shinobugawa, and Deep River. They are all amazing and wonderful, but to me the greatest is Shinobugawa. It is the story of a young man and a young woman who, despite suffering and tragedy, find their way to each other. Kumai tells the story with such sensitivity and intelligence and emotion that I was moved to the very depths of my soul. The music by Teizo Matsumura is perfect. It is a great tragedy that not one of Kei Kumai's movies is available on video. I can only hope that this great man's genius will soon be recognized and his films will be made available.


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