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Untamed Woman (1957)

Arakure (original title)
A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writers:

Yôko Mizuki, Shusei Tokuda (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideko Takamine ... Oshima
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara ... Her first husband
Daisuke Katô Daisuke Katô ... Her second husband
Masayuki Mori ... Her lover
Mitsuko Miura Mitsuko Miura ... Oyu, her rival
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Shinkichi, the young tailor
Eijirô Tôno
Chieko Nakakita Chieko Nakakita
Takashi Shimura
Seiji Miyaguchi Seiji Miyaguchi
Takeshi Sakamoto
Teruko Kishi Teruko Kishi
Noriko Honma Noriko Honma
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa
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A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 May 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Untamed Woman See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 30th Academy Awards in 1958. See more »

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My Sassy Lady
11 July 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film had a one night showing in New York as a retrospective of the great Tatsuya Nakadai but it is Hideko Takamine's film. One of the great things about watching her is that her characters are so varied. She can play innocent and submissive, serious and comic. In this film, she plays assertive. This film from the great Naruse has her stretching her acting muscles,playing Oshima, a woman who goes through situations in which men treat her wrong. Somehow, in a sometimes fun way, she emerges intact and stronger. The film begins in 1912 and thats what the gist is of her character: Most Japanese (well. all) women were not assertive like this at the time. So, the film is a little innovative. Mr. Nakadai's role is relatively small, but memorable (at the screening three women whistled when he came on the screen. He was a heartthrob). The reason this film doesn't get a ten is because it drags in a few spots, mostly before the middle. It has a better second hour, so from there it is a much more enjoyable film. Not available on DVD with subtitles, I was very happy to see it. If it ever does come out, I recommend it. Its fun, and Ms. Takamine is, as usual, great in her role.


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