Rhapsody in August

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Rhapsody in August ★★½ Hachigatsu no Kyoshikyoku 1991 (PG)

Talky family drama has four children spending the summer with their grandmother Kane in Nagasaki. They become obsessed with the memorials and bomb sites commemorating the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945 and their grandmother's experiences. Then Kane's Eurasian nephew (Gere) comes for a visit, inciting more family discussions. Adapted from the novel “Nabe-no-Naka” by Kiyoko Murata. Minor Kurosawa; in Japanese with English subtitles. 98m/C VHS, DVD . JP Sachiko Murase, Narumi Kayashima, Hisashi Igawa, Richard Gere; D: Akira Kurosawa; W: Akira Kurosawa; C: Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda; M: Shinichiro Ikebe.