Muddy River (film)
Japanese film poster.
|Directed by||Kōhei Oguri|
|Produced by||Motoyasu Kimura|
|Written by||Teru Miyamoto|
Muddy River (泥の河? Doro no kawa) is a 1981 Japanese drama film directed by Kōhei Oguri. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.
Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends. The two families' "businesses" are in fact dining and prostitution. When Nobou, the restaurateur's son, loses his pocket money during the Tenjin Festival, Kiichi, the prostitute's boy, invites him home, and he learns the truth.
- Takahiro Tamura as Shinpei Itakura
- Mariko Kaga as Shoko Matsumoto, Kiichi and Ginko's mother
- Nobutaka Asahara as Nobuo Itakura
- Makiko Shibata as Ginko Matsumoto
- Minoru Sakurai as Kiichi Matsumoto
- Yumiko Fujita as Sadako Itakura, Nobuo's mother
- Gannosuke Ashiya as Shinoda, the horse cart man
- List of submissions to the 54th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Japanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
- "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
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