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Seisaku's Wife (1965)

Seisaku no tsuma (original title)
On the eve of the Russo-Japanese war at the beginning of the 20th century, small-town girl Okane has married an old wealthy man to escape a life of poverty.

Director:

Yasuzô Masumura

Writers:

Kaneto Shindô, Genjirô Yoshida (novel) (as Genjiro Yoshida)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ayako Wakao ... Okane
Takahiro Tamura ... Seisaku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nobuo Chiba Nobuo Chiba ... Heisuke
Yûzô Hayakawa Yûzô Hayakawa ... Sergeant
Yuka Konno Yuka Konno ... Oshina
Mikio Narita Mikio Narita ... MP
Taiji Tonoyama ... Retired man
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On the eve of the Russo-Japanese war at the beginning of the 20th century, small-town girl Okane has married an old wealthy man to escape a life of poverty.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 June 1965 (Japan) See more »

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Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Remake of Seisaku no tsuma (1924) See more »

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Driven to extremes by love and war.
15 March 1999 | by freakusSee all my reviews

This is a desperate story of how love can drive people to extremes to hold on to the ones they love and keep them safe. It's also a condemnation of Japanese militarism and small town bigotry. The violence when it comes is quite shocking but wholly appropriate to the story. It's one of the most real love stories you'll ever see on film.


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