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A drama about a young man who is searching for a particular song, or maybe his father, or maybe his true self? He encounters many figures and places, where there are many contrasts: his diligent mother versus a disturbed prostitute, an endless ocean versus an endless desert, a young boy versus a grown man, but also there are lots of balls (that resemble pregnancy stones, some with lots of string around them), a long red string that turns up everywhere (I assume this is a Biblical reference?) and many female, male and childlike figures that begin to haunt the boy/man.

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  1. Shūji Terayama

    Director, Writer

  2. Rio Kishida


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hiroshi Mikami

    Hiroshi Mikami

    Akira as a boy

  2. Takeshi Wakamatsu

    Takeshi Wakamatsu

    Akira as a man

  3. KN

    Keiko Niitaka


  4. Juzo Itami

    Juzo Itami

    Principal / Priest / Old man

  5. MF

    Miho Fukuya


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Original Title Kusa-meikyu

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 0h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 3, 1979



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