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Doro no kawa

Kôhei Oguri Japan, 1981

Holyphool's rating of the film Muddy River

a film that achieves a rare poetic insight into innocence amongst a people recovering from a terrible war seen through the eyes of two young boys who meet on the banks of a busy riverbank in bombed-out Osaka. Oguri's film is comparable in every way to Satyajit's Ray's Apu films, a journey into events full of magical and sad and terrible moments. One of the greatest evocations of childhood in all cinema.