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Kuroi ame

Shôhei Imamura Japan, 1989

Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Black Rain

Bleak, depressing, horrifying, Shohei Imamura's Black Rain is the definitive film about the nuclear fallout of Hiroshima. Following one family over the years as they deal with the effects of radiation it never looses its quiet power, and Imamura's black and white imagery is nothing short of stunning. My first encounter with his work and I look forward to seeing a lot more.