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Miss Oyu (1951)
"Oyû-sama" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  May 1981 (USA)
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Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu. Convention forbids Oyu to marry because she has to raise her son as ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oyû Kayukawa
Nobuko Otowa ...
Shizu
Yûji Hori ...
Shinnosuke Seribashi
Kiyoko Hirai ...
Osumi
Reiko Kongo ...
Otsugi Kayukawa
Eijirô Yanagi ...
Eitaro
Eitarô Shindô ...
Kusaemon
Kanae Kobayashi ...
Nanny
Fumihiko Yokoyama ...
Book-keeper
Jun Fujikawa ...
Book-keeper
Sôji Shibata ...
Book-keeper
Inosuke Kuhara ...
Boy
Ayuko Fujishiro ...
Waitress
Shôzô Nanbu ...
Doctor
Midori Komatsu ...
Hostess
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Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu. Convention forbids Oyu to marry because she has to raise her son as the head of her husband's family. Oyu convinces Shinnosuke and Shizu to marry so that she can remain close to Shinnosuke. Written by Will Gilbert

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Miss Oyu
6 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

A man falls in love with the sister of his bride-to-be, but all parties involved are bound by societal constraints. The film has the usual stunning cinematography, with graceful tracking moves and elegant framing. The story is engaging, easy to follow and doesn't drag. It's an all-around good movie. But as I've said before, lately I'm getting bored with Mizoguchi. His films just don't thrill me like they used to. It gets kind of tiresome to watch people hang their heads and bemoan their situations all the time. I get that the point is they're being repressed by archaic social expectations, but it'd be nice to see a little more resistance. Everyone is so damn passive. Again, it's a well-crafted film but one that doesn't really inspire a lot of sympathy for the characters.


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