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The Castle of Sand
(Suna no utsuwa)

by Yoshitarô NOMURA


Two detectives set out to find clues that will help them solve the murder of an old man who was found lifeless in a railway yard.

Almost unknown in France, Nomura made about 90 feature films. The script for Castle of Sand spent many years boxed away at Shochiku before the studio commissioned the film version from Nomura, who had already  brought several of Seicho Matsumoto’s novels to the screen. Today, the  film is still very highly regarded by Japanese film critics. JB

  • Titre français
    Le Vase de sable
  • Original title
    Suna no utsuwa
  • Titre international
    The Castle of Sand
  • Scénario
    Shinobu HASHIMOTO, Yoshitarô NOMURA, Yôji YAMADA
  • Photo
    Takashi KAWAMATA
  • Montage
    Kazuo ÔTA
  • Musique
    Yasushi AKUTAGAWA
  • Interprétation
    Tetsurô TANBA, Gô KATÔ, Kensaku MORITA, Yoko SHIMADA
  • Production
    Shochiku Films Ltd.
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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