© 2001, 2014 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Also known as:||After the Rain|
Aprés la pluie (France)
When the Rain Lifts (USA:festival title)
|CD Label||Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.|
|Music by:||Masaru Sato|
|Number of tracks||26|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||2000|
|Year movie released in Japan||1999|
December 31, 2001
This is the last score composed by Masaru Sato before his death. The movie is an Akira Kurosawa written film based on a novel by Shugoro Yamamoto. I believe the movie was a joint Japanese and French production. The majority of the music here is mainly slow with occasional hints of suspense and romance. The running time on this CD is quite short at almost 46 minutes. Considering the last seven tracks are bonus tracks from past Kurosawa films, it makes the soundtrack to this movie quite short indeed.
The CD itself sounds very good but could put you to sleep with the slow, somber pace of most of the tracks. This is not one of Mr. Sato's best scores but also not one of his worst. For my tastes it's kind of middle-of-the-road.
Japanese Title: Ame Agaru
Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei)