The Fossil (film)

The Fossil (化石, Kaseki) is a 1975 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi and based on a 1965 novel by Yasushi Inoue.[1] It was Japan's submission to the 47th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3]

The Fossil
Directed byMasaki Kobayashi
Based onThe Fossil
by Yasushi Inoue
Music byToru Takemitsu
Release date
  • October 4, 1975 (1975-10-04)
Running time
200 minutes


A detailed look at a Tokyo business tycoon (played by Shin Saburi) given a diagnosis of terminal cancer who must now re-assess his life and values.


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  1. ^ "化石". kotobank. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ "List of Japanese films nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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