Release dateOctober 4, 1975 (1975-10-04) Based onThe Fossil
by Yasushi Inoue WriterShun Inagaki (screenplay), Yasushi Inoue (novel), Takeshi Yoshida (screenplay)
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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.