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The Inland Sea (1991)

Not Rated | | Documentary | November 1991 (USA)
In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan's Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a traditional ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucille Carra

Writers:

Lucille Carra (adaptation), Donald Richie (book)
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In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan's Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a traditional way of life as well as his own journey of self-discovery. Twenty years later, filmmaker Lucille Carra undertook a parallel trip inspired by Richie's by-then-classic book, capturing images of hushed beauty and meeting people who still carried on the fading customs that Richie had observed. Interspersed with surprising detours-a visit to a Frank Sinatra-loving monk, a leper colony, an ersatz temple of plywood and plaster-and woven together by Richie's narration as well as a score by celebrated composer Toru Takemitsu, The Inland Sea is an eye-opening voyage and a profound meditation on what it means to be a foreigner. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (opening and epilogue)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The filmmakers discovered the island with 60 inhabitants and 1,000 cats two days before shooting. See more »

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