Black River

Black River

Title: Black River

Release: 1957

Rating: 7.1

Language: Japanese, English

Country: Japan

Runtime: 114

Genre: Action,Crime,Drama

Black River

Release 1957
Rating 7.1
Language Japanese, English
Country Japan
Runtime 114
Genre Action,Crime,Drama



Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted petty criminal (Tatsuya Nakadai, in his first major role) to diagnose a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness, devolving into gangsterism, violence, and prostitution.

Director :

Masaki Kobayashi

Writer :

Zenzô Matsuyama (screenplay), Takeo Tomishima (story)

Actors :

... Nishida

... Shizuko

... Sakazaki

... Kurihara

... Landlady (uncredited)