Suna no utsuwa (Castle of Sand) 1974 Ages 15+

12.00PM Sun 26 Aug 2018 (2hrs 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'The biggest box office hit director Yoshitaro Nomura ever had in his native Japan was Castle of Sand 1974, one of eight films he made based on the work of crime novelist Seicho Matsumoto. Like many of Nomura's films, Castle of Sand begins with a train journey. Two detectives travel from Tokyo to the northern Akita Prefecture, investigating the murder of an unidentified man whose body was found in a train yard. The cops are a typical police-procedural pairing, an older, somewhat plodding one (who nevertheless writes poetry), and a younger, energetic and enthusiastic one. Their investigation takes them up and down the entire main Japanese island of Honshu, from the cities of Tokyo and Osaka to small rural villages.' TCM

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 143 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) /DIRECTOR: YOSHITARÔ NOMURA / PRODUCER:  / SCRIPT: SHINOBU HASHIMOTO, YOSHITARÔ NOMURA, YÔJI YAMADA BASED ON THE NOVEL BY SEICHÔ MATSUMOTO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: TAKASHI KAWAMATA / EDITOR: KAZUO ÔTA / ART DIRECTOR: KYÔHEI MORITA / MUSIC: YASUSHI AKUTAGAWA / CAST: TETSURÔ TANBA, GÔ KATÔ, KENSAKU MORITA, YÔKO SHIMADA / RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM