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That Night's Wife (1930)
"Sono yo no tsuma" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  17 March 1994 (USA)
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A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.

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Credited cast:
Mitsuko Ichimura ...
Michiko, daughter
Tokihiko Okada ...
Shuji Hashizume, husband
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Policeman
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Suda, doctor
Emiko Yagumo ...
Mayumi, wife
Togo Yamamoto ...
Detective Kagawa
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A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.

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Esposa de una noche  »

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proto-psychological noir from Ozu
13 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ozu makes the best of what appears to be an uncharacteristic potboiler assignment involving a man (Tokihiko Okada) driven to crime to help his wife and ailing daughter, chased down by a cop (Fuyuki Yamamoto who looks like a Japanese Charles Bronson) who suddenly faces a moral dilemma. The characters are clearly played for genre type, but great performances make it special -- especially by Emiko Yagumo as the fiercely protective wife -- and Ozu achieves a feeling of moral resolve and atonement through personal sacrifice similar to what he did in WALK CHEERFULLY.


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