Japanese ウンタマギルー
Directed by Gō Takamine
Starring Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Togawa, John Sayles
Cinematography Masaki Tamura
Release dates
  • 1989 (1989)
Country Japan
Language Okinawan

Untamagiru (ウンタマギルー) is a 1989 Japanese film directed by Gō Takamine. It is magical realist story of the legendary Okinawan hero Untamagiru participating in efforts to form an independent Okinawa before the island was returned to Japan in 1972. Many of the characters speak in the Okinawan language and thus mainland Japanese spectators needed subtitles to understand it.


Awards and nominations

14th Hochi Film Award[1]


  1. 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-01-06.

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