After the Rain

Synopsis: Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents of the inn by means of Ihei's generosity and good spirit. Ihei is a masterless samurai and fencing expert. Ihei comes to the attention of Lord Shigeaki, who hires him as fencing instructor for Lord Shigeaki's men. But Ihei's expertise causes friction and jealousy in Shigeaki's castle and his future there comes into doubt.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Takashi Koizumi
  14 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Year:
1999
91 min
67 Views

This film is dedicated to the memory

Of Akira Kurosawa

Ame Agaru

(After the rain)

An Asmik-Ace production

with Kurosawa productions

produced by Hara Masato

and Kurosawa Hisao

Editing by

Yamamoto Shugoro

Edition Kadokawa

Screenplay

Kurosawa Akira

Screen-directors

Ueda Shoji and Saito Takao

decor Muraki Yoshiro

light Sano Takeharu

sound Benitani Ken'ichi

costumes Kurosawa Kazuko

music Sato Masaru

guardian of the flame

Nogami Teruyo

Montage Aga Hideto

Associated Producers

Sakurai Tsutomu and Yoshida Kayo

assistant producer

Araki Miyako

director of production

Kumada Masahiko

with

Akira Terao

Yoshiko Miyazaki

Shiro Mifune

Hidetaka Yoshioka

Tatsuo Matsumura

Hisashi Igawa

Takayu Kikato

Mieko Harada

Fumi Dan

Tatsuya Nakadai

director

Takashi Koizumi

With this current...

even if the rain stops,

the river will remain insuperable.

We'll have to stay here for at

least six days, if it isn't ten...

You look like a traveler,

master.

The inn should savekeep its clients,

blocked by the rain.

The only one getting any richer

is the inn-keeper!

We, the travelers, have nothing.

not even something to wager!

Quit whining!

Even if it continues raining,

we have a place to stay

and a bite to eat.

But the flat-broke travelers

don't even know,

whether they will eat tomorrow.

We aren't without resources!

What have I got myself into?

We've got no spare clothes!

We must wash their clothes well!

Being nude belongs to the essence of man.

Aren't we born nude?

They won't dry!

Where has the sun gone?

When will this rain ever stop?

It will stop one day.

All rain showers have come to an end.

How true! Well spoken!

This samurai is really good.

Not a swanker,

He's smiling all the time.

Best of all is,

that he's got a meaningless appearance.

There you are again.

I went to the river.

We're stuck here for a longtime.

I'm sorry, I bring you nothing but worries.

I will make you some tea.

There's a thief in here!

Someone stole rice from me, which was cooking!

I had left to do my laundry...

But I had made a mark on the stewpan.

- Her again!

- Let it be...

And?

Who stole my rice?

Who's the thief?

That's just too much!

Even if it's true,

It's not possible anymore!

Sure, but...

We must be kinder towards her...

We shouldn't treat her as a castaway.

She has been abandoned, sadly.

She's looking for attention.

Answer, old sermonizer!

Don't act all innocent!

Me, I've got eyes in my head!

I've known it's you,

since the beginning!

Stop it!

Stop it.

No one here is that bad.

and you...

Leave us.

A warrior has nothing to do here.

Because of my unworthy profession,

I should shut up

when I'm robbed?

No. Of course not.

But I could repay you...

No, I don't have...

I didn't protest because of that!

I could relend it to you.

Excuse me everyone...

Could you come and help us?

Drop everything. Put it there.

Master...

What's happening?

I had wanted to exorcise

this long wait...

To work, my friends.

Let's prepare a good meal.

Good, that's all there is.

but long live the good mood!

Don't let my husband heat the sake.

He would drink it all!

Did you see that?

with all those fine dishes in front of me,

and my cup filled with sake,

What luxury and abundance!

You'd think you were at the

shogun's court!

Don't get caught with your head between the clouds.

You might fall to the ground!

I must be dreaming!

If I had all this once a year,

I'd support anybody!

I've tried to seduce

a snowman

He didn't answer me

but he did melt

A snowman?

When there's a blistering heat!

That's what I wanted to talk to him about!

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Akira Kurosawa

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom. Drunken Angel (1948)--"Drunken Angel"--was the first film he made without extensive studio interference, and marked his first collaboration with Toshirô Mifune. In the coming decades, the two would make 16 movies together, and Mifune became as closely associated with Kurosawa's films as was John Wayne with the films of Kurosawa's idol, John Ford. After working in a wide range of genres, Kurosawa made his international breakthrough film Rashomon (1950) in 1950. It won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, and first revealed the richness of Japanese cinema to the West. The next few years saw the low-key, touching Ikiru (1952) (Living), the epic Seven Samurai (1954), the barbaric, riveting Shakespeare adaptation Throne of Blood (1957), and a fun pair of samurai comedies Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962). After a lean period in the late 1960s and early 1970s, though, Kurosawa attempted suicide. He survived, and made a small, personal, low-budget picture with Dodes'ka-den (1970), a larger-scale Russian co-production Dersu Uzala (1975) and, with the help of admirers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, the samurai tale Kagemusha (1980), which Kurosawa described as a dry run for Ran (1985), an epic adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear." He continued to work into his eighties with the more personal Dreams (1990), Rhapsody in August (1991) and Maadadayo (1993). Kurosawa's films have always been more popular in the West than in his native Japan, where critics have viewed his adaptations of Western genres and authors (William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Maxim Gorky and Evan Hunter) with suspicion - but he's revered by American and European film-makers, who remade Rashomon (1950) as The Outrage (1964), Seven Samurai (1954), as The Magnificent Seven (1960), Yojimbo (1961), as A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and The Hidden Fortress (1958), as Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). more…

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