Gyakuryu

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Gyakuryu
Directed by Buntaro Futagawa
Starring Tsumasaburo Bando
Benisaburo Kataoka
Kanzaburo Arashi
Teruko Makino
Narrated by Midori Sawato
Cinematography Saichiro Hashimoto
Distributed by Digital Meme
Release date
  • 1924 (1924) (Japan)
Running time
28 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Gyakuryu (逆流, Backward Flow) is a 1924 black and white Japanese silent film with benshi accompaniment directed by Buntaro Futagawa. Often acclaimed as the predecessor to Orochi, it tells the tale of a nihilistic samurai, played by Tsumasaburo Bando whose mother is killed, whose sister is used and deceived and who loses the only love of his life.

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