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The Sea Is Watching -- US Theatrical Trailer from Columbia Tristar

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Director:
Writers:
Kei Kumai (screenplay)
Akira Kurosawa (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 July 2002 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
A precious gem of a movie See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Kei Kumai 
 
Writing credits
Kei Kumai (screenplay)

Akira Kurosawa (original screenplay)

Shûgorô Yamamoto (novels "Nanno hana ka kaoru" and "Tsuyu no hinu ma")

Produced by
Kôshirô Andô .... producer
Sunobu Horigome .... producer
Hisao Kurosawa .... planner
Haruyuki Machida .... producer
Kôichi Miyagawa .... producer
Masaya Nakamura .... executive producer
Yûji Oda .... producer
Naoto Sarukawa .... producer
Hajime Satomi .... producer
Shigehiro Toriyama .... producer
Hirotake Yoda .... producer
 
Original Music by
Teizô Matsumura 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Okuhara 
 
Film Editing by
Osamu Inoue 
 
Art Direction by
Takeo Kimura 
 
Costume Design by
Kazuko Kurosawa 
 
Sound Department
Takeshi Ogawa .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Kazuto Kawazoe .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Hiroshi Kuze .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shigeto Kunii .... assistant camera
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Umi wa miteita" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality
Runtime:
119 min
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Trivia:
The literal translation of the title is "The Sea Was Watching".See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A precious gem of a movie, 26 September 2004
Author: sekander from Thailand

Finally, after 2 years, my Japanese roommate hunted down this DVD.

This was the screenplay Kurosawa was working on when he died. While it isn't on the grand scale of some of the master's works, and it was directed by one of his disciples, it is a precious gem-burnished and gleaming as you inspect it from all angles. What a deft touch making the lives of prostitutes so compelling, and in the final scene, even heroic. The featurette with the DVD shows how Kurosawa was enamored with the "chic" of old Edo. It goes a long way to explaining the loving look of the film. Not to mention, the opening music theme is haunting and entrancing.

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