|, October 3, 2003 His son, the producer Hisao Kurosawa, decided that these final two scripts should be filmed to complete his father's legacy. Oshin and Kikuno stay at the roof hoping for a rescue from the flood.

With Misa Shimizu, Nagiko Tôno, Masatoshi Nagase, Hidetaka Yoshioka.

O-Shin falls in love with samurai Fusanosuke (Hidetaka Yoshioka) after hiding him from a man he injured in a fight. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. Teizo Matsumura's score, poorly chosen by Kei Kumai, seems at times to be trying to convince you of the story's banality. Synopsis A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful samurai. Kumai wasn't going to make The Sea Is Watching script into just another 'Akira Kurosawa by proxy' film.

[T]here were times when The Sea is Watching bored me. Coming Soon, Regal Coming Soon. Yamamoto was Kurosawa's favourite author, but these stories focus on themes, female characters, and star-crossed lovers, which are unusual for a Kurosawa film.

| Rating: 4/5 Analysis of sea-watching data from Holme Bird Observatory, Norfolk BTO Research Report 629 Authors Aonghais S.C.P. While this material isn't necessarily up to the standards of Kurosawa's best work, it does warrant at least a look. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy

A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful samurai. 19th century. He himself produced After the Rain in 1999, with his late father's assistant Takashi Koizumi making his directing debut, and other members of Akira Kurosawa's filmmaking family trying to channel their master's spirit onto the screen.

Plot Keywords But despite Kikuno's tough exterior she has a warm heart, and along with the other women at the brothel she offers to help O-Shin by taking her customers. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Kurosawa's movie, a Soviet-Japanese co-production made at the height of the Soviet Union's conflict with China, was the USSR entrant for the award and, hence, these two Japanese directors were able to go up against each other in the foreign film category, alongside films from Poland, Mexico, and Italy. | O-Shin (Nagiko Tohno) is a geisha.

Forgot your password? Directed by Kei Kumai. Meanwhile, an older man asks Kikuno to buy her contract and marry her, but she is entangled with an old abusive customer of hers. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Films by two Japanese directors were nominated for the Best Foreign Film award at the Oscars, an almost unique feat considering each country is only allowed one entrant for this category of the Academy Awards. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. | Rating: 2.5/4 October 24, 2003 But The Sea Is Watching is saved by the actors and by Kumai's powerful, expressionistic imagery. Don't have an account?

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Cinemark A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful samurai. | Rating: 2/4, June 7, 2004 | Top Critics (12) It isn't too much of a spoiler to say that love affairs like that of O-Shin and Fusanosuku, which transcend societal divisions, aren't destined to go very smoothly. The second script, The Sea Is Watching, was given by Hisao Kurosawa to Kei Kumai in 2002. The Sea Is Watching is based on two short stories by Shugoro Yamamoto: The Smell of an Unknown Flower and Before the Dew Dries. | Rating: 2/4 He died in Tokyo on 23rd May 2007. The Sea Is Watching proved to be not only the last Kurosawa film, but Kei Kumai's final film too.

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Filled with love and melancholy, it's a fitting, fond epilogue to [Kurosawa]. Coming Soon.

Many of his films had garnered domestic awards, and films like Shinobugawa (1972) and The Sea and Poison (Umi to Dokuyaku, 1986) had also won international recognition. From a foreign viewpoint the 1970s were a bit of a low ebb for Japanese cinema; far fewer films impacted internationally than in the preceding two decades. It isn't too much of a spoiler to say that love affairs like that of O-Shin and Fusanosuku, which transcend societal … Ryosuke kills Kikuno's customer who tries to steal madam's money and runs away. Cook, Chris Thaxter, Lucy J. Wright, Nick J. Moran, Niall H.K. Regal Kikuno, a veteran courtesan who is herself being pursued by two men, warns O-Shin to 'never lose her heart to a customer'. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket.

The acting throughout the film is strong, if at times a little melodramatic for a hardened western palate. Yamamoto was Kurosawa's favourite author, but these stories focus on themes, female characters, and star-crossed lovers, which are unusual for a Kurosawa film.

The Sea Is Watching's whorehouse is in the Fukugawa 'pleasure district' alongside the Sumida River, where a large number of courtesans ply their trade.

Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Coming Soon. | Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district.

Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. | Rating: 2/4, July 22, 2003 Sign up here. | Rating: 3/4, October 13, 2005 O-Shin hesitantly agrees and begins to prepare for marital bliss with Fusanosuke. | Rating: 2/4 He will, almost certainly and perhaps sadly, be best remembered outside Japan, as the only Japanese filmmaker to be beaten by one of his own countrymen to the Best Foreign Film Oscar. sad and compelling, yet laced with an underlying message of dignity and hope. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Funasukoke leaves to be reconciled to his family, but, when he returns, he reveals that he is engaged and is going to marry his fiancé. When he abandons her, heartbroken O-Shin becomes involved with another samurai, Ryosuke (Masatoshi Nagase).

Fusanosuke advises Oshin to cleanse herself by giving up her line of work.

Cinemark The Sea is Watching Plot: What's the story?. | Rotten (12). One saw them lose. You're almost there! "Watching for Dolphins" is a poem by contemporary English poet David Constantine, published in his 1983 collection of the same name.

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Amongst these is O-Shin (Tono), a beautiful young woman who finds herself harbouring a samurai on the run, Fusanosuke (Yoshioka). Believing falsely that this is a promise for marriage, she turns her customers over to the other prostitutes, who are happy to help her. The Sea Is Watching (2002) Plot. The poem details the experience of a group of passengers watching for wild dolphins aboard a ship bound for Piraeus, Greece.

Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. I wonder how Kei Kumai felt as he watched his countryman collect the award he must have wanted so much to receive himself. In mid-19th-century Japan, geisha O-Shin (Nagiko Tono) works alongside tough-minded veteran Kikuno (Misa Shimizu). What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ ‘The Comey Rule,’ ‘2067’ and More Read More; This Week in Movie News: Jamie Foxx to Return as ‘Spider-Man’ Villain, Oscar Isaac to Play ‘Godfather’ Director Francis Ford Coppola and More Read More; Explore Content. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. 19th century.

With almost twenty films to his name as a director, Kumai will always be remembered in Japan for the tear-draining, emotional intensity of his movies and for his empathy with female characters.

One night, while the madam of the brothel is away to thermal baths, a storm hits the area and everybody tries to flee. Kei Kumai's Umi Wa Miteita (The Sea Watches) has a script written by the late Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. And, in line with conventions of Japanese fiction, theirs doesn't, though all is not lost.

It's not only worth seeing as "Kurosawa's last story," but also simply as a good, solid drama. | Rating: 3.5/4, July 25, 2003 The Sea Is Watching is based on two short stories by Shugoro Yamamoto: The Smell of an Unknown Flower and Before the Dew Dries. | Rating: 4.5/5

It is a little like following a Jane Austen novel. In the first stanza of this poem, the speaker introduces the reader to an activity that he participates in on a regular basis. Analysis of Watching for Dolphins Stanza One . Re-Agitator: A Decade of Writing on Takashi Miike, Behind the Pink Curtain - The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema, Iron Man - The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto, The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. The best performance comes from Misa Shimizu as Kikuno, whose emotional final scene against a star-filled sky provides the audience with a message, seemingly direct from Kurosawa's lips, that we should live for the moment, as the moment is all we have. All Critics (27) Perhaps Kumai is no Kurosawa - but I don't know if Kurosawa could have done it much better. |

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Set in a small Edo period Japanese brothel near Tokyo, this is the story of a young samurai, Fusanosuke (Hidetaka Yoshioka), who seeks refuge there in the company of a young prostitute, Oshin (Nagiko Tono), after he accidentally wounded a powerful samurai during an argument whose colleagues are now seeking to kill Fusanosuke in return.