MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,258 this week

The Heart (1955)
"Kokoro" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  18 July 1982 (Portugal)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 226 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 10 Oct 2010
 
a list of 67 titles
created 25 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1285 titles
created 25 Nov 2011
 
a list of 66 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 78 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Heart" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Heart (1955)

The Heart (1955) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Heart.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dora-heita (2000)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûnosuke Itô
Kill! (1968)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local officials complex game of murder and betrayal.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Yuriko Hoshi
The Outcast (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Hiroyuki Nagato
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Chikage Awashima, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Mie Kitahara, Sô Yamamura, Tatsuya Mihashi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Katsumi is a university student who has no respect for his hardworking parents, his professors, or even his friends. He helps one friend obtain a loan to finance a dance, by humiliating his... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Keizô Kawasaki, Ayako Wakao
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Kon Ichikawa, Yasuzô Masumura, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Jirô Tamiya
I Am a Cat (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Harold Conway, Masumi Harukawa
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Tamio Moroi graduates from a prestigious university and obtains a job at the Camel Brewery in a distant town. He is keen to work hard, but is warned to take it easy and just appear as if he... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Legendary Japanese director Ichikawa Kons 1976 film The Inugami Family, holds a very special place in Japans long tradition of supernatural suspense... See full synopsis »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yôko Shimada, Teruhiko Aoi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nobuchi
Michiyo Aratama ...
Nobuchi's wife
Tatsuya Mihashi ...
Kaji
...
Hioki
Tanie Kitabayashi ...
Hioki's mother
Akiko Tamura ...
Widow
Mutsuhiko Tsurumaru ...
Hioki's father
Tsutomu Shimomoto ...
Hioki's elder brother
Masami Shimojô ...
Broker
Akira Hisamatsu ...
Travelling monk
Tomoko Naraoka ...
Kume
Zenji Yamada ...
Nobuchi's uncle
Keiji Itami ...
Kaji's father
Kiyoshi Kamoda ...
Doctor
Nobuo Kawakami ...
Undertaker
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 July 1982 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Le pauvre coeur des hommes  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Psychological Masterpiece.
13 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of the great pleasures of living in Washington D.C. is the film program at the National Gallery of Art-East Wing. Currently, they are doing a retrospective of Kon Ichikawa. I recently saw "The Burmese Harp" and "Conflagration". This time, I had the pleasure of viewing "The Heart".

This is another superb masterpiece by a truly great living filmmaker. The acting is first rate and the script is apparently faithful to the original novel. Why does Nobuchi visit the grave of his old friend Kaji so often? Why does he not take his wife along? What happened before the untimely death of Kaji? This is a suspenseful and deeply wrought story of true love and friendship.

I have no idea if this will ever be available widely or not, but look out for Japanese film festivals where you live. Any film by this master is worth your time.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Heart (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?