The Sands of Kurobe

The Sands of Kurobe (黒部の太陽, Kurobe no Taiyō) is a 1968 Japanese drama film directed by Kei Kumai.[1][2] It was Japan's submission to the 41st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3][4] Produced by its stars Toshiro Mifune and Yujiro Ishihara, the film's first run in cinemas lasted for a month, significantly longer than the week or ten days that films at that time usually ran in Japan.[5]

The Sands of Kurobe
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Film poster
Directed byKei Kumai
Written byMasato Ide
Kei Kumai
Shōji Kimoto (story)
Produced byAkira Nakai
StarringToshiro Mifune
CinematographyMitsuji Kanau
Release date
  • February 17, 1968 (1968-02-17)
Running time
196 minutes


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "黒部の太陽". kotobank. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "映画監督の熊井啓氏が死去". Fuji Sankei Shinbun. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  5. ^ Zahlten, Alexander (2017). The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies. Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822372462.

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