The Rice People

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The Rice People
The Rice People Poster.jpg
Original Japanese poster.
Directed by Tadashi Imai
Produced by Nobusaburō Honda
Mitsuo Makino
Seiichi Yoshino
Written by Yasutarō Yagi
Starring Shinjirō Ehara
Music byAkutagawa Yasushi
CinematographyShunichirō Nakao
Edited byYoshiki Nagasama
Release date
  • 4 March 1957 (1957-03-04)
Running time
118 minutes

The Rice People (, Kome) is a 1957 Japanese drama film directed by Tadashi Imai. [2] It was entered into the 10th Cannes Film Festival. [3]



Two young men, Tsuguo and Senkichi, return to their small home town during the rice planting festival, and try to make a living as fishermen.



1957 Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress Yūko Mochizuki. [4]

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  2. "今井正 (Tadashi Imai)". kotobank (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 December 2020.
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