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Otama
Hiroshi Akutagawa ...
Mr. Okada
Jûkichi Uno ...
Mr. Kimura, Okada's friend
Eijirô Tôno ...
Suezô, the moneylender
Chôko Iida ...
Osan, the marriage broker
Eizo Tanaka ...
Zenkichi, Otama's father
Kumeko Urabe ...
Otsune, Suezo's wife
Miki Odagiri ...
Oume, Otama's maid
Kuniko Miyake ...
Osada, the sewing mistress
Tadashi Date
Zenji Yamada ...
Tasuke
Hiroko Machida ...
Tasuke's wife
Rieko Himeji ...
Otake
Akira Naoki
Tetsuya Watanabe
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A film of serene beauty
14 November 1999 | by (North Thailand) – See all my reviews

An example of all that is great about Japanese cinema prior to its decline in the 1960s. It is pictorially exquisite, leisurely paced but never dull, well-acted with just the right amount of melodrama, and directed by a master in top form. The director, Shiro Toyoda, is a superb Japanese film director that has yet to be discovered in the West, though a few of his films, such as "Wild Geese" and "Snow Country" can be found on video.

The story is of a young woman whose relationships with men in the past have been stormy, and who finds herself once again in a bad situation. She becomes the mistress of a wealthy moneylender, believing him to be a merchant who has been recently widowed and that he will soon marry her. She discovers his lies but cannot leave him because of the money he has given to her elderly father. Soon she falls in love with a student that passes by her house every day on the way home, but their relationship ends before it even begins when he is accepted as an apprentice to a doctor in Germany.

"The Mistress" is a beautifully shot film that captures with subtlety and grace the central character's tragedy through its images. It is also an admirable film for its restraint in not descending into the pit of tear-jerking sentimentality that so many Japanese films of the period (even some of the good ones) so frequently did.


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