Mr. and Mrs. Shizuma, and their niece Yasuko make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, just after the atomic bomb has dropped. Years later, the effects of the bomb start to manifest, and time is running out to find a husband for Yasuko before she succumbs to radiation sickness.
Won 25 Awards and was nominated for 4 others.
Directed by Shohei Imamura (The Ballad of Narayama, Vengeance is Mine, The Eel), two-time Palme d’Or winning director.
Loaded with extras including: Alternate Ending (color), Interview with assistant director Takashi Miike (Audition & Ichi The Killer), Interview with Yoshiko TANAKA (star), & more.
The Japan Foundation is sponsoring 3 three theatrical screenings of Black Rain in November 2013, using a 35mm print with English subtitles. The locations are the University of Florida on 11/06, the University of Mississippi on 11/12, and Eckerd College on 11/22.