Castle of Sand

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Castle of Sand
Caste of Sand Poster.jpg
Castle of Sand - Original Japanese Poster Art
Directed by Yoshitarō Nomura
Produced by Shinobu Hashimoto
Yoshihara Mishima
Masayuki Sato
Written by Seicho Matsumoto (novel)
Yoshitaro Nomura
Shinobu Hashimoto
Yôji Yamada
Music by Mitsuaki Kanno
Kosuke Sugano
Cinematography Takashi Kawamata
Distributed by Shochiku
Release dates
  • October 19, 1974 (1974-10-19)
Running time 143 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Castle of Sand (砂の器 Suna no utsuwa) is a 1974 Japanese police procedural directed by Yoshitarō Nomura, based on the novel "Inspector Imanishi Investigates" by Seicho Matsumoto.

Plot[edit]

Yoshitaro Nomura’s 1974 film of Seicho Matsumoto’s immensely popular detective story tells the tale of two detectives, Imanishi (Tetsuro Tamba) and Yoshimura (Kensaku Morita), tasked with tracking down the murderer of an old man, found bludgeoned to death in a rail yard.

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Awards[edit]

  • 1975 Kinema Junpo Award[1]
    • Best Screenplay (Shinobu Hashimoto and Yôji Yamada)
  • Readers' Choice Award
    • Best Japanese Film Director (Yoshitaro Nomura)
  • 1975 Mainichi Film Concours
    • Best Director (Yoshitaro Nomura)
    • Best Film (Yoshitaro Nomura)
    • Best Film Score (Kosuke Sugano )
    • Best Screenplay (Shinobu Hashimoto and Yôji Yamada)
  • 9th Moscow International Film Festival[2]
    • Diploma (Yoshitaro Nomura)
    • Nominated for Golden Prize (Yoshitaro Nomura).

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