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Director:
Writers:
Kei Kumai (screenplay)
Akira Kurosawa (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 July 2002 (Japan) See more »
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19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Akira Kurosawa: Celebrating a cinema giant
 (From t5m.com. 30 March 2010, 3:52 AM, PDT)

Akira Kurosawa: Celebrating a cinema giant
 (From t5m.com. 30 March 2010, 3:52 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Misa Shimizu ... Kikuno
Nagiko Tôno ... Oshin
Masatoshi Nagase ... Ryôsuke
Hidetaka Yoshioka ... Fusanosuke
Miho Tsumiki ... Okichi
Michiko Kawai ... Osono
Yumiko Nogawa ... Omine
Tenshi Kamogawa ... Umekichi
Yukiya Kitamura ... Gonta
Takayuki Katô
Rikiya Ôtaka ... Boy
Kumiko Tsuchiya ... Prostitute
Renji Ishibashi ... Zenbei
Eiji Okuda ... Ginji
Teru Satô
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Also Known As:
"Umi wa miteita" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality.
Runtime:
119 min
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The literal translation of the title is "The Sea Was Watching".See more »

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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
lack of knowledge maybe?, 12 April 2004
Author: esilabet from CANADA, MONTREAL

I can understand those who dislike this movie cause of a lack of knowledge.

First of all, those girls are not Geisha, but brothel tenants, and one that don't know the difference will not understand half of the movie, and certainly not the end. This is a complete art work about the women's life and needs in this era. Everything is important, and certainly the way they dress, all over the movie means more than words. To those who thought it was a boring geisha movie, I'll suggest you to read a bit about this society before making a conclusion that is so out of the reality. This is Kurosawa's work of is life, and I'm sure that the director understood the silent meaning of Kurosawa's piece to the right intellectual range.

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