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Shôhei Imamura

Lauw water onder een rode brug (Akai hashi noshitano nurui mizu)

119' - 2000 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Shôhei Imamura Composer: Shinichirô Ikebe With: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa, Kazuo Kitamura
Yosuke, an unemployed man in his forties, has just been left by his wife. On the advice of an old tramp, he travels to a faraway village, to a certain house, from where one can see a red bridge. In this house there should be a jar containing a gold Buddha, stolen from a temple in Kyoto by this old tramp. The man does not find the jar, but meets a woman, Saeko, who lives in the house. This strange, kleptomaniac woman has the power to make flowers bloom out of season and to attract fish from the sea to the river by the water she secretes when she experiences physical pleasure. When bathing in this water, Yosuke discovers that his vitality is coming back ...

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Shôhei Imamura


Shinichirô Ikebe


Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa, Kazuo Kitamura


Motofumi Tomikawa, Daisuke Tengan, Shôhei Imamura

Director of Photography

Shigeru Komatsubara


Hajime Okayasu


Hisao Iino

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Shôhei Imamura
Stolen Desire (1958), Nishi Ginza Station (1958), Endless Desire (1958), My Second Brother (1959), Pigs and Battleships (1961), The Insect Woman (1963), Intentions of Murder (1964), The Pornographers (1966), A Man Vanishes (1967), Profound Desires of the Gods (1968), History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (1970), Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975), Vengeance Is Mine (1979), Why Not? (1981), The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Zegen (1987), Black Rain (1989), The Eel (1997), Dr. Akagi (1998), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001), September 11 (2002)

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