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

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 June 1980 (USA)
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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 »

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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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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 »

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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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Riveting at times, but ultimately tedious
15 March 2003 | by (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This at first appears to be a riveting study of human relationships, and it is entertaining. But ultimately it never gets beyond the level of a high class soaper, and it goes on far too long. Calling it a soaper is by no means pejorative; I am a dedicated fan of Douglas Sirk. But Sirk never took himself as seriously as the makers of this film appear to, and that makes it all the more ponderous. Worth seeing, however.


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