Rhapsody in August (World Films)
World Films
Original Title: Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1991
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-887511
Running time: 1:38 (98 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 01, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#60)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 20, 2004
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Academy Award® winner* Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai) delivers "the most intimate drama of his career" (Los Angeles Times), a stunning epic that is as visually tantalizing as it is emotionally touching. Set in the gorgeous country side surrounding Nagasaki and starring Sachiko Murase, Hidetaka Yoshioka and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere, this endearing saga follows a Japanese family once torn apart by war and now facing personal demons brought on by contact with American cousins lost long ago.

Sachiko Murase is stunning as the aging matriarch of a Nagasaki family that has long lived with a legacy of horror brought on by World War II. But when an older brother she never knew she had resurfaces – along with his Japanese-American descendants – she must come to terms with her most deeply held feelings about America and her haunted past.

*1989: Honorary Award
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Shochiku
 • Kurosawa Production
 • Feature Film Enterprise 2
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Asia
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Writing
Kiyoko Murata....Original Material By
Akira Kurosawa....Screenwriter
Production
Toru Okuyama....Executive Producer
Hisao Kurosawa....Producer
Cinematography
Takao Saito....Cinematographer
Masaharu Ueda....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Akira Kurosawa....Film Editor
Music
Shinichiro Ikebe....Composer
Sound
Kenichi Benitani....Sound Editor
Art
Yoshiro Muraki....Art Director
Kazuko Kurosawa....Costume Designer
Cast
Sachiko Murase....Kane
Hisashi Igawa....Tadao
Narumi Kayashima....Machino
Tomoko Otakara....Tami
Mitsunori Isaki....Shinjiro
Toshie Negishi....Kane's daughter
Hidetaka Yoshioka....Tateo
Choichiro Kawarazaki....Noboru
Mie Suzuki....Minako
Richard Gere....Clark
Shizuko Azuma
Satoko Hayashi
Masahito Hirose
Noriko Homma
Fumiko Honma....Mourner
Ayao Imada
Tomi Iwasawa
Wasuke Izumi
Saburo Kadowaki
Hiroko Kamaya
Maru Kariya
Tsuyo Kataoka
Shigeo Kato
Setsuko Kawaguchi
Natsuyo Kawakami
Michio Kida
Yoshie Kihira
Sakae Koike
Akiji Maeda
Hiroko Maki
Yoshiko Maki
Ise Maruyama
Kappei Matsumoto
Goichi Nagatani
Kiyoshi Nakamura
Chiyono Nakayama
Junpei Natsuki
Ei Ogata
Masako Oka
Teru Oki
Kinu Ono
Matsue Ono
Kumeko Otowa
Sachio Sakai....Mourner
Akio Sakita
Takatoshi Shimohira
Yukie Shimura
Yukie Sugisaki
Tomo Takano
Fumi Takeshita
Tadashi Tomonaga
Kimi Toshita
Yoshiko Tsuji
Haruko Uesugi
Torauemon Utazawa
Koji Wada
Tai Yamaguchi
Mieko Yasunaga
Katsuji Yoshida
Chiyoko Yoshihara
Haruo Yoshihara
Hideko Yoshiyama
Sabra Powell.... (uncredited)