Dear Summer Sister

A film in which Oshima tackles Japan's 'Okinawa problem'. The Japanese today treat Okinawa as a holiday resort, and so this begins as a light, summery dream of sun, sand and teenage flirtation. But the underlying thread (a girl's search for her long-missing brother) conjures up darker spectres, and before long the entire idyll has been effectively undercut by guilt-ridden memories of the past - and especially the atrocities perpetrated on the island during the war.

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Cast and crew

Director: Nagisa Oshima
Screenwriter: Tsutomu Tamura, Mamoru Sasaki, Nagisa Oshima
Cast: Hosei Komatsu
Hiromi Kurita
Akiko Koyama
Shoji Ishibashi
Rokko Toura