The Castle of Sand

The Castle of Sand

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Original Name  砂之器
Official Release Date May 15, 2003
Starring Nomura Yoshitaro, Kato Go, Tamba Tetsuro, Morita Kensaku, Shimada Yoko
Director Nomura Yoshitaro
Screen Format Wide Screen
Video Format NTSC
Audio Dolby Digital
Language Japanese
Subtitles English, Chinese
Year 1974
Running Time 143 Minutes
Genre Crime
Version  Hong Kong
PAX-Code PAX0000278885
Catalog No.  PCLDVD301061
Item Code  4895033730712


Two detectives are assigned to investigate the murder of a 60-year-old policeman at the Tokyo Railway Station. The victim is well-liked and benevolent and there does not seem to be any motivation to the murder. A further investigation finally leads to the discovery of the hidden past of a young rising composer. The original novel by Matsumoto Seicho on which the film is based has been a bestseller in Japan. The adaptation by Yamada Yoji (of the Tora-san series fame) and director Nomura Toshitaro skillfully incorporates the elements of melodrama, suspense and thriller to form a tightly structured human drama about someone who attempts to escape from his past but fails.


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