MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,403 this week

A Wife's Heart (1956)
"Tsuma no kokoro" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 May 1956 (Japan)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 74 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Childhood Fears

To celebrate Halloween, IMDb staff members recall some of their deepest childhood fears that were glimpsed on TV or at the movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 13 Jan 2011
 
a list of 361 titles
created 30 Nov 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 18 Dec 2012
 
a list of 115 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 410 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Wife's Heart" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Wife's Heart (1956)

A Wife's Heart (1956) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Wife's Heart.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao
Drama | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side?

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shintarô Katsu, Ayako Wakao
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
Wife (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ten years into a marriage, the wife is disappointed by the husband's lack of financial success, meaning... See full synopsis »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Mieko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Rentarô Mikuni
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Tomoemon Otani, Sô Yamamura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On her way to meet her boyfriend, Sugiko is hit by a car and hospitalized. When she doesn't arrive at the meeting place, her boyfriend believes she has betrayed him, and he returns to his ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Setsuko Shinobu, Akio Isono, Hikaru Yamanouchi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Yoshiko Okada, Shin'yô Nara, Yukiko Tsukuba
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yûji Hori, Toshirô Mifune
Hit and Run (1966)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Eitarô Ozawa
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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Teruo Furuya, Masao Hayama, Shin'ichi Himori
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiju Kobayashi
Akemi Negishi
Yôko Sugi
Machiko Kitagawa
Chieko Nakakita
Ranko Hanai
Sadako Sawamura
Eiko Miyoshi
Minoru Chiaki
Daisuke Katô
Haruo Tanaka
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Toyoji Shimozawa
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1956 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Wife's Heart  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tsuma no kokoro (1956)
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Wife's Heart is my long anticipated return to the films of Mikio Naruse. He's simply an incredible filmmaker that stands his ground with Ozu, Kurosawa, and Kobayashi. This film is a simple pleasure, but conveys the complications of relationships we all have. A couple, that live with the husband's mother, start to focus on turning a patch of empty land into a café. However, his brother soon turns up asking for some of the loan money as he is out of a job. The film looks at some difficult themes, such as duty to oneself rather than a family member. It's heartbreaking to see so much effort go into a dream, and then see loved ones beg for help. No one is a villain, but everyone is slightly self-centered. Whether they are unwittingly leading on another man, asking their son for too much, being a coward etc. These are everyday occurrences, but from Naruse's expert eye, they are presented with a freshness not seen these days. The climax is of a character overhearing a laugh, which in-turn makes her smile. It's these kinds of sweet, visual gestures, that make his films a pleasure to watch. Takamine gives a powerful performance. She's a woman that is beaten down by everyday life, but refuses to lash out against it. Her attraction to Mifune grows naturally, in a way even she doesn't realize.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Wife's Heart (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page