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Kurobe no taiyo (1968)

Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

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Kei Kumai
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshirô Mifune ... Kitagawa
Yûjirô Ishihara ... Iwaoka
Osamu Takizawa Osamu Takizawa ... Otagaki
Takashi Shimura ... Ashimura
Shûji Sano ... Hirata
Jûkichi Uno Jûkichi Uno ... Mori
Ryutaro Tatsumi Ryutaro Tatsumi ... Genzo
Isao Tamagawa Isao Tamagawa ... Sayama
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô ... Kunikida
Sumio Takatsu Sumio Takatsu ... Ono
Eijirô Yanagi Eijirô Yanagi ... Fujimura
Akira Yamauchi Akira Yamauchi ... Tsukamoto
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Kenichi
Eimei Nitani Eimei Nitani ... Odagiri
Masahiko Naruse Masahiko Naruse ... Kumada
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Storyline

Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel crosses an earthquake fault and Kitagawa is beleaguered not only by cave-ins and flooding, but by strife between management and the workers's union. Adding to Kitagawa's stress is the knowledge that as his attention is pulled inexorably toward the tunnel construction, his youngest daughter is dying from leukemia. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 October 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chikadô no taiyô made See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 41st Academy Awards in 1969. See more »

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