Muddy River (film)

Muddy River

Japanese film poster.
Directed by Kōhei Oguri
Produced by Motoyasu Kimura
Written by Teru Miyamoto
Starring Takahiro Tamura
Cinematography Shōhei Andō
Release dates
  • January 30, 1981 (1981-01-30)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Muddy River (泥の河 Doro no kawa) is a 1981 Japanese drama film directed by Kōhei Oguri. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] It was also entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.[2]


Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends. The two families' "businesses" are in fact dining and prostitution. When Nobou, the restaurateur's son, loses his pocket money during the Tenjin Festival, Kiichi, the prostitute's boy, invites him home, and he learns the truth.


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