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The Blue Sky Maiden (1957)

Aozora musume (original title)
Yuko is sent to the coastal regions to be raised away from the rest of her sophisticated family where she finds out from her ill grandmother that she is actually the love child of her wealthy businessman father and his ex-secretary.

Director:

Yasuzô Masumura

Writers:

Keita Genji (novel), Yoshio Shirasaka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ayako Wakao ... Yûko Ono
Keizô Kawasaki Keizô Kawasaki ... Ryôsuke Hirooka
Kenji Sugawara Kenji Sugawara ... Keikichi Futami
Ryûji Shinagawa Ryûji Shinagawa
Yuko Yashio Yuko Yashio
Keiko Fujita Keiko Fujita
Hiroko Yajima Hiroko Yajima
Noriko Hodaka Noriko Hodaka
Kuniko Miyake ... Machiko Mimura
Chieko Higashiyama ... Shizue Hirooka
Kinzô Shin ... Mr. Ono
Tamae Kiyokawa Tamae Kiyokawa
Sadako Sawamura ... Tatsuko Ono
Junko Kanô Junko Kanô
Hiroko Machida Hiroko Machida
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Yuko is sent to the coastal regions to be raised away from the rest of her sophisticated family where she finds out from her ill grandmother that she is actually the love child of her wealthy businessman father and his ex-secretary.

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Quotes

Ryôsuke Hirooka: Mr. Futami, finally time for decision.
Keikichi Futami: I retreat.
Ryôsuke Hirooka: Why?
Keikichi Futami: I'm not a commie, but I like peace.
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Remade as Watashi wa makenai (1966) See more »

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Pleasant way to spend 1 and a half hour
1 October 2016 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

First I will say it stands listed here as a comedy. Either I have lost my sense of humor or it is not a comedy. I would rather call it a drama with a romantic subplot.

Yuko travels to Tokyo to live with her family. Right before leaving she is told that her mother is her Fathers mistress. Then the rest of the movie is based on how the family and Yuko lives with this complicated situation and Yukos search for her real mother.

The movie is in beautiful colors and the story and the characters are interesting. Ayako Wakao that plays Yuko is certainly a charm to follow and in my opinion it is a well acted movie from all. Even though the movie have serious topics it is handled in a light and smiling way so it never gets depressing.

I would recommend this movie to people that is interested in Japanese culture and customs. It is in my opinion above average and neither too light or heavy in the drama section.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 October 1957 (Japan) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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