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A Hen in the Wind (1948)
"Kaze no naka no mendori" (original title)

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A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

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Tokiko Amamiya
Shûji Sano ...
Shuichi Amamiya
Chieko Murata ...
Akiko Ida
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Kazuichiro Satake
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Shoichi
Chiyoko Fumiya ...
Fusako Onada
Keiko Izumi ...
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Reiko Minakami ...
Orie Noma
Kôji Mitsui ...
Hideo
Binnosuke Nagao
Kenzô Nakagawa
Sakae Nakayama ...
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Fumiko Okamura ...
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Fujiyo Osafune
Takeshi Sakamoto ...
Hikozo Sakai
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A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

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17 September 1948 (Japan)  »

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Uniquely Serious and Emotional Ozu Film
28 October 2003 | by (Chiba City, Japan) – See all my reviews

In postwar Japan, a wife has to deal with the consequence of her decision when she needed her son's hospital charges during her husband's absence. The theme, women's harsh reality at the time, is exceptionally serious for Ozu. It makes Hen in the Wind uniquely and intensely emotional, combined with Ozu's style, such as off-screen actions, implicative montages, and singsong dialogues.


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