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Frustrated love can lead to terrible unhappiness.

Author: Gordon Pattison (gordon-31) from Irvine, California
15 July 2001

A penniless student and a wealthy man want to marry the same girl in 1890 Japan. The parents naturally think wealth should be chosen but the girl is only convinced after her mother tells

her the wealthy man will finance the student's studies. So the

girl thinks she is making a noble sacrifice by marrying the rich man. This ends up making everyone unhappy until a Hollywood


The depiction of Japan in 1890 is OK as is the acting. The film seems to be saying follow your heart and not your parents.

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