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Director:
Writers:
Yukio Mishima (novel)
Lewis John Carlino (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
28 August 1976 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
He gave his soul to the sea and his heart to a woman. Their love will arouse you. The story will disturb you. The ending will startle you.
Plot:
After his father dies, a disturbed young boy plots to take revenge on the new man in his mother's life. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more »
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Seducing and dark love story See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sarah Miles ... Anne Osborne

Kris Kristofferson ... Jim Cameron
Jonathan Kahn ... Jonathan Osborne
Margo Cunningham ... Mrs. Palmer
Earl Rhodes ... Chief
Paul Tropea ... Number Two
Gary Lock ... Number Four
Stephen Black ... Number Five
Peter Clapham ... Richard Pettit
Jennifer Tolman ... Mary Ingram

Directed by
Lewis John Carlino 
 
Writing credits
Yukio Mishima (novel "Gogo no eiko")

Lewis John Carlino (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Martin Poll .... producer
David White .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel  (as John Mandel)
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe 
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
Joyce Selznick 
 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Lee Poll 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hair dresser
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hugh Harlow .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director
Peter Waller .... third assistant director
Anthony Waye .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Roy Cannon .... property master
Lee Poll .... set dresser
Ken Softley .... construction manager
Ian Whittaker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Peter Horrocks .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
John Stevenson .... boom operator (as John Stephenson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Attwood .... still photographer
Peter Clarson .... lighting technician: UK
Robin Vidgeon .... focus puller
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones .... second unit camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Brian Mann .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kris Kristofferson .... composer: "Sea Dream Theme"
Johnny Mandel .... conductor (as John Mandel)
 
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Kikumaru Okuda .... financial advisor: for Nippon Herald (as Kikamaru Okuda)
Michael Peacock .... accountant
 

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USA:105 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Norway:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The character name of the second officer of the ship played by Kris Kristofferson is Jim Cameron. This is also the nickname of film director James Cameron who directed Titanic (1997) around twenty years later.See more »
Soundtrack:
Sea Dream ThemeSee more »

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Seducing and dark love story, 13 November 2002
Author: Mikew3001 (mikew4001@yahoo.de) from Hamburg, Germany

This is a British drama from 1976 about a shy and lonely widow Anne (Sarah Miles) raising up her 13-year-old son in a small English seaside city. When she meets the American sailor Jim (Kris Kristofferson), she falls in love with him and wants to marry him. Her son, being a member of a fascist secret circle led by the charismatic pupil "Chief", doesn't agree with that liaison and uses his radical friends against his possible stepfather...

The German title of this brilliant movie was called "Der Weg allen Fleisches" which means as much as "The way of all flesh". This is a suitable title as love, loneliness, seduction, longings and sex are integral elements of the story.

The director uses surreal scenes to support the emotional side of the movie. There is a beautifully shot sex scenes between Anne and Jim, and an outstanding masturbation scene of Anne in front of a mirror, secretly watched by her son. There are strange dream sequences, spiritual moods of the sea and a cruel scene where the gang's leader rips off a dead cat to present his totalitarian theories to his worshippers by its testicles.

Sarah Miles ("Blow-up", "Venom"), Kris Kristofferson ("Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid", "Convoy") and also the children actors are doing a fine job here. The touching score was written by Johnny Mandel, and Kris Kristofferson added his chilling "Sea Dream Theme". This film is more than just a love drama but an outstanding and forgotten tale about love, sex and death at the seaside with great locations and a very strange ending. Watch it if you get the occasion to do so!

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