The Catch

The Catch
© 1983 Shochiku Co., Ltd.
  • Sunday, June 7, 20:30 Cinema in the German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 魚影の群れ
    Gyoei no mure
  • Japan 1983, 16mm, 140 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Shinji SOMAI
  • Script: Yozo TANAKA based on a novel by Akira YOSHIMURA
  • Camera: Mutsuo NAGANUMA
  • Music: Shigeaki SAEGUSA
  • Rights: Shochiku Co., Ltd
  • Copy: Japan Foundation
  • Cast: Ken OGATA, Masako NATSUME, Koichi SATO, Yukiyo TOAKE
  • German premiere

In Northern Japan, Fusajiro goes fishing for tuna every day in his small boat. Living with his daughter Tokiko, he is not too fond of her boyfriend, Shunichi. After Shunichi is injured in an accident at sea, father and daughter grow estranged of each other. In this intense drama about lost hopes and broken dreams, SOMAI further developed his own style as a director, combining realism with a poetic touch. For his impressive performance in the leading male role, Ken OGATA was given the prestigious Japanese “Blue Ribbon” critics’ award..

In cooperation with the Japan Foundation Tokyo and the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne


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