Rhapsody in August

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Overview

Master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa follows up on his phantasmorgic Dreams with this delicate tale about war and memory. The film centers on Kane Sachiko Murase a grandmother who lives on her traditional farm in the hills near Nagasaki. Her husband and a number of siblings died in the 1945 atomic bombing of the city and memories of that event are never far from her mind. She learns that her elder brother, who went to Hawaii to seek his fortune in pineapples, is on his deathbed and would very much like to see his ...
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Overview

Master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa follows up on his phantasmorgic Dreams with this delicate tale about war and memory. The film centers on Kane Sachiko Murase a grandmother who lives on her traditional farm in the hills near Nagasaki. Her husband and a number of siblings died in the 1945 atomic bombing of the city and memories of that event are never far from her mind. She learns that her elder brother, who went to Hawaii to seek his fortune in pineapples, is on his deathbed and would very much like to see his sister one last time. Her half-American nephew Clark played by none other than Richard Gere is venturing to Nagasaki to escort her to Hawaii. Though the prospect of meeting a real live American excites Kane's four grandchildren who are staying with her for the summer and who often sport American college T-shirts, Kane remains ambivalent both about the prospects of going to the States, and about the dark memories Clark's presence dredges up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • UPC: 883904128755
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Clark-Kane's Nephew
Sachiko Murase Kane - the Grandmother
Mitsunori Isaki Shinjiro - Tadao's Son
Hidetaka Yoshioka Tateo - Yoshie's Son
Mie Suzuki Minako - Yoshie's Daughter
Hisashi Igawa Tadao - Kane's Son
Choichiro Kawarasaki Noboru-Yoshie's Husband
Choichiro Kawarazaki Noboru-Yoshie's Husband
Narumi Kayashima Machiko - Tadao's Wife
Toshie Negishi Yoshie - Kane's Daughter
Tomoko Ohtakara Tami-Tadao's Daughter
Technical Credits
Akira Kurosawa Director, Screenwriter
Ishiro Honda Asst. Director
Seikichi Iizumi Producer
Shinichiro Ikebe Score Composer
Yoshio Inoue Producer
Hisao Kurosawa Producer
Yoshiro Muraki Art Director
Toru Okuyaman Producer
Takao Saito Cinematographer
Masaharu Ueda Cinematographer
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