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Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Himatsuri (Fire Festival)

Edition 1985
126' - 1985 - Drama - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi Composer: Tôru Takemitsu With: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Kiwako Taichi, Norihei Miki
The villagers in a beautiful remote area of Japan are divided into the woodsmen, who worship the mountain goddess, and the fishermen, who worship the goddess of the sea. These traditions are threatened by a planned marine park. Tatsuo is a macho lumberjack who hunts boars and monkeys with the young Ryota. Tatsuo is married with two children, has four elder sisters, and is under pressure to sell the family land to the developers. When the fish pens are deliberately contaminated by oil, the fishermen suspect Tatsuo. Kimiko, an old girlfriend of Tatsuo, returns to the village to find money to pay off her debts. During the annual fire festival, Tatsuo becomes angry when the old traditions are not preserved.

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Credits

Director

Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Composer

Tôru Takemitsu

With

Kin'ya Kitaôji, Kiwako Taichi, Norihei Miki

Scenario

Kenji Nakagami

Director of Photography

Masaki Tamura

Editor

Sachiko Yamaji

Producer

Kazuo Shimizu

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Year

1985

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