Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

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Heishiro Hirayama - the father
Kyôko Kagawa ...
Kyoko / Anzukko
Isao Kimura ...
Ryokichi Urushiyama - the husband
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Tayama
Daisuke Katô ...
Suga
Shizue Natsukawa ...
Rieko Hirayama - the mother
Hiroshi Tachikawa ...
Heinosuke Hirayama (as Yoichi Tachikawa)
Yû Fujiki ...
Okada
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Ishima
Chieko Nakakita ...
Sumiko
Natsuko Kahara ...
Enko Murai
Sadako Sawamura
Kenji Sahara
Minoru Chiaki ...
Saburo Yoshida
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Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

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Little Peach  »

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A portrait of a troubled marriage in post World War II Japan.
30 August 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mild spoilers below:

Anzukko is a domestic drama written and directed by the great director Mikio Naruse. It is the story of Kyoko, nicknamed Anzukko (which can be translated as Little Peach, hence the sometimes used English title) who reaches marriageable age and has to choose between two suitors. One is a seemingly successful business man who is introduced by a match maker and the other is a book seller that she has known all of her life. She makes her decision early on and the rest of the movie details her efforts to make her marriage work. This is a quiet movie with small touches rather than sweeping gestures and it may tax the patience of many viewers. But the acting and direction are superb and make the movie worth watching. Recommended.


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