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60 Ratings

The Man Who Stole the Sun

Taiyô wo nusunda otoko

Directed by Kazuhiko Hasegawa
Japan, 1979
Action, Crime, Thriller


A Japanese science teacher creates a homemade atomic bomb, and threatens to use it unless his strange demands — which include a Rolling Stones concert — are met.

The Man Who Stole the Sun Directed by Kazuhiko Hasegawa

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1980 | Winner: Best Japanese Director (Readers' Choice)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1980 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

1980 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

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