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Black Rain 1988

Black Rain ★★★ Kuroi Ame 1988

Erstwhile Ozu assistant Imamura directs this powerful portrait of a post-Hiroshima family five years after the bombing. Tanaka plays a young woman who, having been caught in a shower of black rain (radioactive fallout) on an ill-timed visit to Hiroshima, returns to her village to find herself ostracized by her peers and no longer considered marriage-worthy. Winner of numerous awards (including five Japanese Academy Awards). In Japanese with English subtitles. 123m/B VHS, DVD . JP Ka-zuo Kitamura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Etsuko Ichihara, Shoichi Ozawa, Norihei Miki, Keisuke Ishida; D: Shohei Imamura; W: Shohei Imamura, Toshiro Ish-ido; C: Takashi Kawamata; M: Toru Takemitsu.

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