Fuefukigawa / The River Fuefuki (1960) DVD9
The River Fuefuki is the epic story of one family and the turmoil of the lives throughout seventy-plus years of war and torment in what was known as the Sengoku Period (or Period of Warring States). Seeing each generation succumb to the siren call of war (there are no less than a dozen and a half of battles throughout the story) while the elders lament what could have been, the film plays as great, almost Shakespearean tragedy.
While humans engage in battles and war, the river continues to flow. Conflicts seem utterly pointless when they don't seem to have any perceivable outcome. The family still continues its existence, no matter who the Lord is and no matter who won what battle...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:52:39 | 7.06 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama, History, War

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Cast: Hideko Takamine, Takahiro Tamura, Koshiro Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita
Country: Japan

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