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Proudly presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque, ACMI & the Japan Foundation

Black River

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

24 Aug

Within a sordid and pitiless world seemingly devoid of optimism, Kobayashi explores innocence, purity and the loss of dignity, as a young woman (Ineko Arima) is tempted into prostitution by a local petty criminal (Tatsuya Nakadai). With Fumio Watanabe.

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  • Combining existential and humanistic themes garnered from Kobayashi’s own personal and reluctant wartime experience as a private in the Japanese army.