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Director  Yoshitaro Nomura
Music director  Yasushi Akutagawa
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Country  Japan
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Story by  Seicho Matsumoto
Language  Japanese
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Writer  Seicho Matsumoto, Yoshitaro Nomura, Shinobu Hashimoto, Yoji Yamada
Release date  October 19, 1974 (1974-10-19)
Cast  Tetsurō Tamba (Detective Imanishi), Yoko Shimada (Reiko), Gô Katô (Eiro Waga), Kensaku Morita (Detective Yoshimura)
Similar movies  Titanic, Rising Sun, 47 Ronin, The Last Samurai, Black Rain, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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Castle of Sand (砂の器 Suna no utsuwa) is a 1974 Japanese police procedural directed by Yoshitarō Nomura, based on the novel Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto.

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Plot

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Yoshitaro Nomura’s 1974 film of Seicho Matsumoto’s immensely popular detective story tells the tale of two detectives, Imanishi (Tetsuro Tamba) and Yoshimura (Kensaku Morita), tasked with tracking down the murderer of an old man, found bludgeoned to death in a rail yard. When the identity of the old man can't be determined, the investigation focuses on the only other clue: a scrap of conversation overheard at a bar between the old man and a younger one. A witness recalls the cryptic phrases "Kameda did this" and "Kameda doesn't change."

This sets off a wide ranging investigation that covers vast swaths of geography, changing social mores, and time. The investigation ends with an emotional and heartbreaking conclusion, all the more shattering because the reason for the crime need no longer exist in the world.

Cast

  • Tetsuro Tamba - Detective Eitaro Imanishi
  • Go Kato - Eiryo Waga/Hideo Motoura
  • Kensaku Morita - Detective Hiroshi Yoshimura
  • Yoko Shimada - Rieko Naruse
  • Karin Yamaguchi - Sachiko Tadokoro
  • Ken Ogata - Kenichi Miki
  • Seiji Matsuyama - Shokichi Miki
  • Yoshi Kato - Chiyokichi Motoura
  • Chishū Ryū - Kojuro Kirihara
  • Taketoshi Naito
  • Yoshio Inaba
  • Shin Saburi
  • Awards

  • 1975 Kinema Junpo Award
  • Best Screenplay (Shinobu Hashimoto and Yôji Yamada)
  • Readers' Choice Award
  • Best Japanese Film Director (Yoshitaro Nomura)
  • 1975 Mainichi Film Concours
  • Best Director (Yoshitaro Nomura)
  • Best Film (Yoshitaro Nomura)
  • Best Film Score (Kosuke Sugano )
  • Best Screenplay (Shinobu Hashimoto and Yôji Yamada)
  • 9th Moscow International Film Festival
  • Diploma (Yoshitaro Nomura)
  • Nominated for Golden Prize (Yoshitaro Nomura).
  • References

    Castle of Sand Wikipedia
    Castle of Sand IMDb Castle of Sand themoviedb.org


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