Endless Desire (1958)

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101 min | Comedy | Japanese | 18 November 1958 (Japan)

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On August 15, ten years after the Pacific War, five people meet at a station. Their purpose is to dig out a cache of morphine -- now worth sixty million yen -- that HASHIMOTO, an army medical officer, buried in an air-raid shelter in this city on the day the war ended. The five are: SHIMA, a beautiful woman who claims that she is HASHIMOTO's younger sister and that her brother is dead; NAKADA, a pharmacist; ONUMA, who owns a Chinese restaurant; YAMAMOTO, a thug; and SAWAI, who says he is a junior high school teacher.

Director
Shôhei Imamura
Writers
Shinji Fujiwara (based on the novel by) Shôhei Imamura (screenplay) Hisashi Yamanouchi (screenplay) Hisashi Yamanouchi
Stars
Reiji Akitsu Shinsuke Ashida Takeshi Katô Nobuo Kawakami
Awards
2 wins.