MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,105 this week

Fukai kawa (1995)

 -  Drama  -  March 1998 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 41 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 792 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1015 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 60 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fukai kawa" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fukai kawa (1995)

Fukai kawa (1995) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fukai kawa.
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada
Red Lion (1969)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi
Red Beard (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Madadayo (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa
Sandakan 8 (1974)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8.

Director: Kei Kumai
Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Yôko Takahashi, Kinuyo Tanaka
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura
Rashomon (1950)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Masanobu Deme
Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Aki Yashiro, Morio Kazama
500,000 (1963)
Adventure | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the Second World War, Takeichi Matsuo had participated in hiding a huge cache of gold in the Phillippine mountains. Years after the war, he is kidnapped by Mitsura and Keigo Gunji, ... See full summary »

Director: Toshirô Mifune
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.

Director: Kei Kumai
Stars: Eiji Okuda, Ken Watanabe, Takahiro Tamura
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Okinawa, a Japanese-Filipino gangster named Joe kills an Okinawan mobster. Joe temporarily escapes the pursuing mob by fleeing to the Philippines, hoping to find there safety and perhaps... See full summary »

Director: Toshiya Fujita
Stars: Saburô Tokitô, Miwako Fujitani, Kentarô Shimizu
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kumiko Akiyoshi ...
Mitsuko
Eiji Okuda ...
Otsu
Hisashi Igawa ...
Isobe
Kyôko Kagawa ...
Isobe's wife
...
Tsukada
Kin Sugai ...
Tsukada's wife
Yôichi Numata ...
Kiguchi
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Enam
Hiroyuki Okita ...
Sanjyo
Maki Shirai ...
Sanjyo's wife
Edit

Storyline

Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he carries the bodies of the poor to the crematorium. Her life is empty and, although Otsu was her lover only as a joke, she is now drawn to his spiritual nature. Mr. Isobe searches for a village child who may be the reincarnation of his dead wife. Mr. Yagusi comes to pray for the man who saved his life in World War II, a man haunted for 50 years by the means he used to save his comrade. Pantheism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity meet on the shores of the Ganges in these characters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deep River  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film appearance of Toshirô Mifune. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
an extraordinary film from Japan's greatest director, Kei Kumai

Fukai Kawa is an extraordinary film by Japan's greatest director, Kei Kumai. The most intense and heartfelt emotions are presented in powerful images and with the wonderful music of Teizo Matsumura. I saw this film at its premiere at the Montreal Film Festival seven years ago, and it is still with me. Kumai is virtually unknown in the West and his films are not available. I have had the good fortune of seeing four of them. They are all imbued with a poetic vision that moves one to the very depths of the soul. I hope that this brilliant director will be recognized here and that his films will become available on DVD


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Last movie starring Toshiro Mifune julien-beauregard
Discuss Fukai kawa (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?