Hymn to a Tired Man

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Hymn to a Tired Man
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Produced by
  • Ichirô Satô
  • Hidenori Shiino
  • Masanori Sato[1]
Screenplay by Sakae Hirosawa[1]
Based on A novel
by Shusaku Endo
Music by Toru Takemitsu[1]
Cinematography Kozo Okazaki[1]
Edited by Michio Suwa[1]
Tokyo Eiga[1]
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • 8 June 1968 (1968-06-08) (Japan)
Running time
130 minutes[1]
Country Japan

Hymn to a Tired Man (日本の青春?, Nihon no Seishun) is a 1968 Japanese drama film directed by Masaki Kobayashi.



Hymn to a Tired Man was released theatrically in Japan on June 8, 1968 where it was distributed by Toho.[1] The film was released theatrically in the United States by Toho International with English subtitles.[1] It was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Galbraith IV 2008, p. 250.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Hymn to a Tired Man". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 


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