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Summer Clouds (1958)
"Iwashigumo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 September 1958 (Japan)
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Chikage Awashima ...
Yae
Michiyo Aratama
Kumi Mizuno ...
Hamako
Yôko Tsukasa ...
Isao Kimura ...
Okawa
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Hatsuji
Daisuke Katô
Ganjirô Nakamura ...
Wasuke
Haruko Sugimura ...
Mother
Nijiko Kiyokawa
Chôko Iida ...
Hidee
Kunio Ôtsuka
Hiroshi Tachikawa ...
Shinji (as Yôichi Tachikawa)
Teruko Nagaoka
Natsuko Kahara ...
Yasue
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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 »

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The Archers in Asia
11 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Most Naruse films seem to be about geisha's or ex-geisha's. This however is a tale of everyday farming folk, as in the long running UK radio soap, The Archers. Much of the long 128 minutes is spent demonstrating paddy field farming techniques. However, there is a fair bit of family drama around marriage, succession, land, kids leaving home, children disappointing parents and vice versa, the prevalent theme being the way industrialisation enables young people to escape from the unappealing nature of farming and the control exercised by their elders.

Some beautiful scenery, brought out by Naruse's filming/ editing and intermittently convincing characters go some way to compensate for a glacial pace and a somewhat over attention to details. However, drama is only present from time to time so some patience is required.


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