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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 »
User Reviews:
Haunting and Unforgettable See more (32 total) »

Cast

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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
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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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Runtime:
USA:105 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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 film was made and released about thirteen years after its source novel "Gogo no Eiko" by Yukio Mishima had been first published in 1963. The book was first translated into English by John Nathan about two years later in 1965 - around eleven years before this film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sea Dream ThemeSee more »

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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Haunting and Unforgettable, 9 January 2005
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This is a very chilling movie based on an even more chilling novel. It does seem to be a cross between "Oedipus Rex" and "Lord of the Flies" as some reviewers have astutely pointed out, but it is actually based on an obscure Japanese novella. The original story had a Japanes protagonist and was set in a Japanese fishing village. The filmmakers don't entirely succeed in transplanting the action to rural England and casting a Kris Kristoferson in the lead role, but an international film never could have gotten made at the time with a Japanese lead, and once they cast Kristoferson, setting the movie in a Japanese fishing village would have drawn the inevitable charges of racism from the perpetually outraged idiots in the "PC" crowd.

Besides the awkwardness of the adaptation is redeemed by some great acting. This is probably Kristoferson's second best role after "Pat Garret and Billy the Kid". Sarah Miles is also very good as the lonely widow. Her sex scenes with Kristoferson are very erotic if very perverse (you see them only through a peephole as her disturbed son watches). The British child actors are also very good for a change, particularly the very disturbed but nevertheless sympathetic son and the truly psychopathic leader of the gang of schoolboys he runs with (who make the "Children of the Damned" look cute and cuddly by comparison). The scene where the gang eviscerates a live cat is almost unbearable to watch. And the final scene on a hill overlooking the sea is chilling, tragic, fatalistic, beautiful, and mythic all at once. This is and haunting and unforgettable movie.

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