MUDDY RIVER (Kôhei Oguri, 1981)

Based on Teru Miyamoto’s novel, Kôhei Oguri’s feature debut, Doro no kawa, is admirable in some ways and disappointing in others. Emphatic, inflated, at times even sentimental, it was hysterically overrated in its own day when it won a slew of best film and/or directorial prizes (the Kinema Junpo, Mainichi Film Concours, Japanese Academy, and […]