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374 Ratings

Black Rain

Kuroi ame

Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1989
Drama, History, War


The atom bomb that detonated over Hiroshima killed thousands of people not only on the stroke but in many years to come with the radioactive black rain that followed the blast. Deprived of hope and joy of life, the radiation sickness patients wait for death.

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Black Rain Directed by Shôhei Imamura

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Technical Grand Prize

1989 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Independent Spirit Awards

1991 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Ghent Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Grand Prix

Kinema Junpo Awards

1990 | 3 wins including: Best Film

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