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Après la pluie

Après la pluie

A Feature film by Takashi Koizumi

Produced by Asmik Ace

Release in France : 03/05/2000

    Synopsis

    Civil War is over, as are the excesses of the Genroku Era. The superficiality of times past has left its mark on the populace who now wish to enter into a new era of sound values. Rain falls, waters rise. A group of travelers, impeded in their journey by a flooding river, takes refuge in a small country inn. Ihei Misawa, a Ronin, a samourai with no lord or master who excels in the art of combat, and his wife Tayo, are amongst the group. She lives for her husband; he, to help his fellow man. The rain is incessant and pressure builds amongst the travelers. Ihei decides to challenge the master samourai of the region to fight in exchange for money and food. His victory enables him to invite all the inn’s residents to a banquet, and puts him in a commanding role. Ihei, who’s never had much luck with his previous work, could not have hoped for better, but the master samourai of Lord Shigaki’s court consider him an impostor and that his position should belong to one of them. During a fighting lesson organised by Lord Shigaki, in which Ihei demonstrates the mastery of his art before all the court, Shigaki is accidentally injured, to his great annoyance. Upon discovering that Ihei fights for money, Shigaki’s advisors inform Ihei that he cannot expect to keep his position as combat master. Tayo rushes in and explains that her husband only does this in order to help people in need. The couple then decide to continue on their way. Lord Shigaki, getting wind of this conversation, decides to go after them…

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Asmik Ace

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    IDPL Productions

    Co-production :

    7 Films Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Opening Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (6)

    Screenwriter :

    Akira Kurosawa

    Sound Recordist :

    Kenichi Benitani

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Pascal Launay

    Director of Photography :

    Shoji Ueda

    Production Manager :

    Masato Hara

    Costume designer :

    Kazuko Kurosawa

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Japanese

    Coproducer countries :

    Japan, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Japan, France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    03/05/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    99663

    Visa issue date :

    18/05/2000

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director