The Fossil (1975)

10/04/1975 (JP) Drama 3h 20m


This drama is adapted from a Japanese television mini-series. In the story, an industrialist learns of a medical condition which will greatly shorten his life. He is on a trip to Europe at the time, and a glimpse of a Japanese woman in that setting causes him to fantasize about her as the personification of his impending death. As his dialogue with his imagined mortality continues, he actually meets the living woman who is the template for his fantasy, and together they tour rural churches. Gradually he comes to some kind of peace about the diagnosis. When he returns to Japan, he is met with a series of challenges which profoundly test the lessons he has learned

  1. Masaki Kobayashi


  2. Yasushi Inoue


  3. Shun Inagaki


  4. Takeshi Yoshida


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  1. Shin Saburi

    Shin Saburi

    Tajihei Itsuki

  2. Keiko Kishi

    Keiko Kishi

    Madame Marcelin

  3. Gō Katō

    Gō Katō


  4. Hisashi Igawa

    Hisashi Igawa


  5. Mayumi Ogawa

    Mayumi Ogawa

    Akiko Itsuki

  6. Komaki Kurihara

    Komaki Kurihara

    Kiyoko Itsuki

  7. Kei Yamamoto

    Kei Yamamoto

    Akihiko Kishi

  8. Orie Satō

    Orie Satō

    Kishi's wife

  9. Seiji Miyaguchi

    Seiji Miyaguchi


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The Fossil

Original Title 化石

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

Revenue -


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