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WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE

by Shohei Imamura

synopsis

Yosuke has been laid off. His wife has given up on him and he's living on the streets of Tokyo, constantly looking for work. He stumbles upon an interesting story told by Taro, a homeless wanderer. Taro tells Yosuke that he stole a valuable gold Buddhist statue from a temple in Kyoto, and hid it in a house by a red bridge in a town on the Noto Peninsula near the Sea of Japan.

international title: WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE
original title: AKAI HASHI NO SHITA NO NURUI MIZU
country: France, Japan
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Shohei Imamura
film run: 119'
release date: FR 28/11/2001, CH 05/12/2001, BE 30/01/2002, UK 15/03/2002, IT 22/03/2002, NL 05/09/2002, ES 18/09/2002, GR 27/09/2002
screenplay: Shohei Imamura, Motofumi Tomikawa, Daisuke Tengan
cast: Koji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baisho, Mansaku Fuwa, Kazuo Kitramura
cinematography by: Shigeru Komatsubara
film editing: Hajime Okayasu
art director: Hisao Inagaki
music: Shinichiro Ikebe
production: Comme des Cinémas, CDP - Catherine Dussart Productions, Nikkatsu Corporation, Imamura Production, Eisei Gekijo, Maru Limited
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Film Coop (CH), Progres Film (BE), Tartan Distribution (UK), BIM Distribuzione (IT), Vertigo Film (ES)
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