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The River Fuefuki (1960)

Fuefukigawa (original title)
A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.


Keisuke Kinoshita


Shichirô Fukazawa (based upon the novel by), Keisuke Kinoshita
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideko Takamine ... Okei
Takahiro Tamura ... Sadahei
Kôshirô Matsumoto Kôshirô Matsumoto ... Sozo, 1st son (as Somegoro Ichikawa)
Shima Iwashita ... Ume, daughter
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Jiro
Shinji Tanaka Shinji Tanaka ... Heikichi, 3rd son
Kichiemon Nakamura ... Yasuzo, 2nd son (as Mannosuke Nakamura)
Fumio Watanabe
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Ojii
Kuniko Igawa
Ryûsuke Daigenji Ryûsuke Daigenji
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Katsuyan
Toshiko Kobayashi Toshiko Kobayashi ... Hisa (grown up)
Masao Oda ... Hanpei
Michiko Araki ... Tatsu


A young man decides to become a warrior, causing trouble for his clan.

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21 August 2007 | by zandert33See all my reviews

I'm not one to usually comment on movies on IMDb, but I think the fact that the only review that shows up on the site says "Depressing" and gives it a low mark, I had to resolve that issue.

This movie is absolutely amazing. Firstly, the scope of the story is really quite amazing. We basically have six generations of one family, and their story. The story itself isn't really complex, but it really does linger in your mind for a while after watching the movie. The basic story is the how futile fighting can be. The acting is top notch, there isn't a bad performance in the lot. I thought the color effects were a little weird, and I'm not sure I understood the point of them. It didn't take away from the movie at all though.

This is an amazing film. Is it sad? Yes, it is, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be watched. This is really a hidden gem of Japanese cinema, and I'd love to see it get a US release at some point.

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19 October 1960 (Japan) See more »

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Der Fluss Fuefuki See more »

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Shochiku Ofuna See more »
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2.35 : 1
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