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Akitsu onsen ()


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Just after WW2, a romance between an innkeeper and a man with tuberculosis unravels near a thermal spring.

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Mariko Okada ...
Shinko
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Shusaku Kawamoto
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Mikami
Jûkichi Uno ...
Kenkichi Matsumiya
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Priest
Fukuko Sayo ...
Osumi
Sumiko Hidaka ...
Otami
Teruo Yoshida ...
News reporter
Mari Yoshimura ...
Yoko
Mutsuko Sakura
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Geisha
Nijiko Kiyokawa
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Rokusuke
Masako Nakamura ...
Harue
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Tsuda
Asao Koike ...
Osaki
Akira Nagoya ...
Shimamura
Tsutomu Shimomoto ...
Army Doctor
Kô Nishimura
Kôjirô Kusanagi ...
Army
Kei Taguchi
Mutsuhiko Tsurumaru
Takanobu Hozumi
Imari Tsuji ...
Woman in Okayama
Kakuko Chino
Kyôko Aoi
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Priest's wife
Kaoru Natsukawa
Momoko Okano
Mika Fujino
Tamotsu Tamura
Masatake Fukuoka
Fumio Tooyama
Yûji Takasugi
Masatoshi Yoshida
Misae Tobe
Kayoko Terada
Yûko Yoshida
Katsumi Egawa
Yoshino Tani
Keiko Natsu
Hideo Asami
Noboru Tatsufuji

Directed by

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Yoshishige Yoshida

Written by

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Shinya Fujiwara ... (novel)
 
Yoshishige Yoshida ... ()

Produced by

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Kiyoshi Higuchi ... assistant planner
Susumu Muguruma ... assistant producer
Mariko Okada ... planner
Masao Shirai ... producer

Music by

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Hikaru Hayashi

Cinematography by

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Tôichirô Narushima

Film Editing by

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Yoshi Sugihara

Art Direction by

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Tatsuo Hamada

Set Decoration by

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Isamu Ishii

Costume Design by

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Mariko Okada

Production Management

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Minoru Kanekatsu ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Shigetoshi Fumotokawa ... assistant director

Art Department

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Kôzaburô Wakabayashi ... set designer

Sound Department

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Tokio Hiramatsu ... sound recordist
Shôtarô Yoshida ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sôzaburô Shinomura ... assistant camera
Akio Tamura ... gaffer
Yasukuni Toida ... lighting technician

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Yasuo Ôkubo ... public relations

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The day before Japan announces its defeat in WW2, a very ill Shusaku arrives in Okayama. He meets Shinko, an innkeeper, who inadvertently gives him the will to live as he spies her crying one day. As romance blossoms, the secret death wish he'd brought with him contends with true love for precedence in their relationship. Based on the book by Shinya Fujiwara. Written by MichelleYeohFan

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Also Known As
  • Akitsu Springs (World-wide, English title)
  • La source thermale d'Akitsu (France)
  • Οι θερμές πηγές του Ακίτσου (Greece)
  • Akitsu Springs
  • Gorace zródla Akitsu (Poland)
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  • 113 min
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Trivia Yoshishige Yoshida's first collaboration with his future wife, legendary Japanese actress 'Mariko Okada'. See more »

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