A Slope in the Sun

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Hi no ataru sakamichi
Directed by Tomotaka Tasaka
Produced by Nikkatsu
Written by Ichirō Ikeda (writer)
Tomotaka Tasaka (writer)
Based on a novel by Yōjirō Ishizaka
Music by Masaru Sato
Cinematography Saburo Isayama
Release date
  • April 15, 1958 (1958-04-15)[1]
Running time
214 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Hi no ataru sakamichi (陽のあたる坂道) aka A Slope in the Sun is a 1958 black-and-white Japanese film drama directed by Tomotaka Tasaka.

The film is based on the novel by Yōjirō Ishizaka.

The film won 1959 Blue Ribbon Awards for best director and also won 1959 Mainichi Film Concours for best cinematography.



  1. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1958/ch001600.htm accessed 17 January 2009

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