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

 |  Drama, Romance  |  6 June 1980 (USA)
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely women trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

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Yukiko Koda
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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
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely women trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

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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 »

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You Can't Fight Fate
25 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a story about a couple who met in French Indo-China working for the Forestry Department for Japan. The story is ultimately about the time they spend once they return to Japan, which is somewhat tumultuous, as her is married. They do not spend the whole film together, at times Tomioka is with his wife and he even leaves Yukiko for another still younger woman, Osei. If this sounds like a tear-jerking soap opera, it kind of is. However, the movie is a powerful tale of love, betrayal and obsession. The beautiful Hideko Takamine (at times, I don't think she was ever more beautiful in a film) is excellent in a very challenging role, conjuring raw emotions often. At times you are torn between them even wanting to be together and I think that is what gives the film its compelling nature. If you are not fond of heavy drama, this is not your film. I feel the acting is superb (again, especially Ms. Takamine) and the story very watchable. Another great film by Mikio Naruse.


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