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Title Black river produced by Ryotaro Kuwata ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama ; director, Masaki Kobayashi.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult FOREIGN DVD  DVD FOREIGN-JAPA-B    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..
Series Eclipse series ; 38.
Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 38, Masaki Kobayashi, against the system.
Note Title from container.
Performer Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., NTSC.
Summary Examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence.
Language Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Japan -- Drama.
Criminals -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Kobayashi, Masaki, 1916-1996.
Kuwata, Ryōtarō.
Matsuyama, Zenzō, 1925-
Arima, Ineko.
Watanabe, Fumio, 1929-2004.
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932-
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Japanese title: Kuroi kawa.
ISBN 9781604656961
Music No. ECL 174 The Criterion Collection
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