Based on the novel by Yojiro Ishizaka (The Blue Mountains), who wrote this novel with Yujiro Ishihara and James Dean’s performance in East of Eden in mind. In this three-and-a-half-hour epic, Yujiro Ishihara is Yuji, who fights with his older brother over the same girl, while finding out the secrets of his birth.
Director: Tomotaka Tasaka. AKA 陽のあたる坂道 / A Slope in the Sun
Stars: Yujiro Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Koreya Senda, Yukiko Todoroki, Izumi Ashikawa, Tamio Kawachi, Isamu Kosugi.