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Kei Kumai's Umi Wa Miteita (The Sea Watches) has a script written by the late Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. O-Shin (Nagiko Tohno) is a geisha. One day a samurai named Fusanosuke (Hidetaka Yoshioka) appears in her town on the run after having killed a man. She assists him by cutting his hair. The two fall in love, despite the protestations from O-Shin's friend Kikuno (Misa Shimizu). Eventually Fusanosuke leaves, only to return one day and reveal that he is engaged. The second half of the film involves O-Shin again falling in love with a samurai, this one named Ryosuke (Masatoshi Nagase). The Sea Watches was screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:June 5, 2003

Cast

Misa Shimizu
as Kikuno
Nagiko Tohno
as O-Shin
Masatoshi Nagase
as Ryosuke
Hidetaka Yoshioka
as Fusanosuke
Eiji Okuda
as Ginji
Renji Ishibashi
as Zenbei
Miho Tsumiki
as Okichi
Michiko Kawai
as Osono
Yumiko Nogawa
as Omine
Yukiya Kitamura
as Kenta
Yumiko Nogawa
as Omine
Yukiya Kitamura
as Kenta
Michiko Kawai
as Osono
Eiji Okuda
as Ginji
Miho Tsumiki
as Okichi
Renji Ishibashi
as Zenbei

Crew

Kei Kumai
Director
Naoto Sarukawa
Producer
Akira Kurosawa
Screenwriter
Kazuo Okuhara
Cinematographer
Teizo Matsumura
Composer (Music Score)
Takeo Kimura
Production Designer
Hirotake Yoda
Executive Producer
Kouichi Miyagawa
Executive Producer
Haruyuki Machida
Executive Producer
Koshiro Ando
Executive Producer
Sunobu Horigome
Executive Producer
Shigehiro Toriyama
Executive Producer
Kazuko Kurosawa
Costume Designer
Shugoro Yamamoto
Short Story Author
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