|Directed by||Masaki Kobayashi|
|Based on||The Fossil
by Yasushi Inoue
|Music by||Toru Takemitsu|
The Fossil (化石? Kaseki) is a 1975 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi and based on a 1965 novel by Yasushi Inoue. It was Japan's submission to the 47th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
A detailed look at a Tokyo business tycoon (played by Shin Saburi) given a diagnosis of terminal cancer who must now re-assess his life and values.
- Shin Saburi as Tajihei Kazuki
- Mayumi Ogawa as Akiko Kazuki
- Keiko Kishi as Woman (Death)
- Komaki Kurihara as Kiyoko Kazuki
- Haruko Sugimura as Mother-in-law
- Hisashi Igawa as Funazu
- Cinema of Japan
- List of submissions to the 47th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Japanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "List of Japanese films nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Kaseki on Internet Movie Database
- 化石 at the Japanese Movie Database (in Japanese)
- A contemporary review+summary by the New York Times
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