MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 24,573 this week

Floating Clouds (1955)
"Ukigumo" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 June 1980 (USA)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,122 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 15 critic

This film is based on flashbacks, which I'll ignore here for the sake of clarity. Married Japanese forester during WWII is sent to Indochina to manage forests... See full synopsis »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 23 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 12 Feb 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Floating Clouds" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Floating Clouds (1955)

Floating Clouds (1955) on IMDb 7.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Floating Clouds.
9 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Flowing (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Tomu Uchida
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Sachiko Hidari, Kôji Mitsui
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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Mitsuko Kusabue
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together in the suburb with their wives Yasuko and Kikuko respectively. Shuichi has a love ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara
Summer Clouds (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A war widow with a young boy manages a farm with her bossy mother-in-law. When a reporter comes to interview her... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Chikage Awashima, Michiyo Aratama, Kumi Mizuno
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Mitsuko Kusabue
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Woman can't find a decent job, meanwhile being dumped by her boyfriend and writing on the side. people say her writing on poverty is good... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Daisuke Katô
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in the last few years of the shogun's rule, this period/ensemble movie depicts the lives of the young and the restless at a whorehouse. The protagonist is Saheiji, a resourceful, witty ... See full summary »

Director: Yûzô Kawashima
Stars: Frankie Sakai, Sachiko Hidari, Yôko Minamida
Inazuma (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Mitsuko Miura, Kyôko Kagawa
Hit and Run (1966)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Yukiko Koda
...
Kengo Tomioka
Mariko Okada ...
Sei Mukai
Isao Yamagata ...
Sugio Iba
Chieko Nakakita ...
Kuniko Tomioka
Daisuke Katô ...
Seikichi Mukai
Mayuri Mokushô ...
Nomiya no musume
Noriko Sengoku ...
Yakushima no okaasan
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Futsuin no shikensho-chou
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Isha
Nobuo Kaneko ...
Futsuin no shoin - Suitou
Roy James ...
American soldier (as Roi H. Jêmusu)
Kan Hayashi
Akira Tani ...
Shinja
Seijirô Onda
Edit

Storyline

This film is based on flashbacks, which I'll ignore here for the sake of clarity. Married Japanese forester during WWII is sent to Indochina to manage forests... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Floating Clouds  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Third in the centenary poll by Kinema-Junpo magazine about all-time best Japanese films, Seven Samurai (1954) and Tokyo Story (1953) preceded it. See more »

Connections

References Going My Way (1944) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Obsessive love
22 May 2003 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

"Ukigumo" covers a considerable span of time and numerous locations. It tells the story of a young woman (Hideko Takamine) who served in Japan's forest service in Indochina during WW2, and fell in love with a (married) co-worker (Masayuki Mori) while there. After the war, she returns to Japan, completely impoverished, and finds her lover (more or less) comfortably re-established in his family and uninterested in fulfilling the idle promises he made during the war. While Mori is only willing to dally half-heartedly with her (as well as younger prettier women), Takamine remains obsessed with him. Takamine and Mori do a fine job. I found the story effective enough, albeit a bit overly melodramatic. Not my favorite Naruse film, but very much worth seeing.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Q: Viewing it online. BeastMode
Discuss Floating Clouds (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?