Her Brother

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Her Brother
Original Japanese poster.
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Produced by
Written by
Starring Keiko Kishi
Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
Distributed by Daiei Film
Release date
  • 1 November 1960 (1960-11-01)
Running time
98 minutes

Her Brother (Japanese : Otōto) is a 1960 Japanese drama film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, where it won a prize for Special Distinction. [1]


In order to achieve a desaturated look for the film, Ichikawa and cameraman Kazuo Miyagawa devised the cinematographic technique known as bleach bypass. Ichikawa had been inspired by the photography for John Huston's 1956 adaptation of Moby-Dick .

In 2010 the director Yoji Yamada released his own version of the same story under the same name, Otōto , which was dedicated to Kon Ichikawa.


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  1. "Festival de Cannes: Her Brother". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 21 February 2009.