Review of Black Rain (1989)

Moving picture, 125 minutes

Review refers to a copy without subtitles, seen when my Japanese was more limited. The 1950s aesthetics contribute to a sense of artificiality in the various individual stories. Scenes from the disaster never look convincing, and why does epilation happen after so long? The Imamura moments that lift it, like Yasuko spotting the fish, are not on topic.

moving picture fiction