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The Lady from Musashino (1951)

Musashino fujin (original title)
| Drama | May 1981 (USA)
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Michiko Akiyama
Yukiko Todoroki ...
Tomiko Ono
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Tadao Akiyama
Akihiko Katayama ...
Tsutomu Miyaji
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Eiji Ono
Eitarô Shindô ...
Shinzaburo Miyaji
Kiyoko Hirai ...
Tamiko Miyaji
Minako Nakamura ...
Yukiko Ono
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Mie Asô
Taizô Fukami
Yaeko Izumo
Ken'o Kawasaki
Mitsuo Matsumoto
Satoshi Nishida ...
Narita
Reiko Otani ...
Takako Sasamoto
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intensely moving
4 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

intensely moving story about a woman trapped between her stoic/moral beliefs, and the changing times brought about by the end of WW2. Similar themes discussed in Ozu's films 'floating weeds' + 'end of summer', but with a more direct and stark style.

Fascinating look at how upper middle class in Japan react to war and its aftermath, as well as to adultery and suicide.

As in Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator', the image of tall grass serves to express the calm fertility of nature with a dream-like quality, in contrast to the malignant hustle and bustle of the city.

An excellent drama, despite the less than perfect quality of the print (even though it is a new print)


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