Koreyoshi Kurahara

Black Sun

Black Sun

You’ve probably never seen anything quite like this manic, oddball, anti–buddy picture about a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo. The two outsiders become outlaws, and Koreyoshi Kurahara depicts their growing bond as an alternately absurd and tragic culture clash. Black Sun (Kuroi taiyo) features original music by American jazz drummer Max Roach.

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara

Eclipse 28: Koreyoshi Kurahara

DVD Box Set

5 Discs

$55.96

Black Sun
Cast
Tamio Kawachi
Akira ("Mei")
Chico Roland
Gill
Yuko Chishiro
Yuki
Tatsuya Fuji
Akira's buddy
Shogen Nitta
Engineer
Zenji Yamada
Owner
Hideji Otaki
Old man at the junk shop
Credits
Director
Koreyoshi Kurahara
Producer
Kano Otsuka
Producer
Keinosuke Kubo
Based on the story by
Tensei Kono
Screenplay
Nobuyo Yamada
Cinematography
Mitsuji Kanau
Production design
Kazuhiko Chiba
Editing
Akira Suzuki
Music
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Performed by
The Max Roach Quartet
"Six Bits Blues" performed by
Abbey Lincoln

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