Release dateJanuary 30, 1981 (1981-01-30) WriterTeru Miyamoto (novel), Takako Shigemori CastTakahiro Tamura (Shinpei Itakura), Mariko Kaga (Shoko Matsumoto, Kiichi and Ginko's mother), Yumiko Fujita (Sadako Itakura, Nobuo's mother), Gannosuke Ashiya (Shinoda, the horse cart man), Keizô Kani'e (Policeman), Taiji Tonoyama (Man on festival boat) Similar moviesMacArthurs Children (1984), Eureka (2000), The Mourning Forest (2007), Parade (2009), Cut (2011)
Muddy river 1981
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