This is one of a series of notes for A Chronological Biography of Akira Kurosawa
A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative causes an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki. I know how that sounds, but it's actually a feel-good film. The countryside life of rural Japan is well-depicted as well.
Title: Rhapsody in August
Original Title in Japanese: Hachigatsu no "Rhapsody"
Running Time: 92 min
Company: Kurosawa ProductionS
Writer: Akira Kurosawa
Director(s) of Photography: Takao Saito, Shouji Ueda
Production Designer:Yoshiro Muraki
Music: Shinichiro Ikebe
Sachiko Murase (grandmother), Hisashi Ikawa (Tadao), Hidetaka Yoshioka (Tateo), Richard Gere (Clark)