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Snow Flurry (1959)

Kazabana (original title)
A flashback story of a young man, from his disgraced birth ,his harsh life and his forbidden love, until when broken-hearted, can break out in search of a place where to live means more than being alive.

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Keiko Kishi ...
Haruko
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Sachiko
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Sakura
Yûsuke Kawazu ...
Suteo
Chieko Higashiyama ...
Tomi
Yasushi Nagata
Kuniko Igawa ...
Tatsuko
Toshio Hosokawa ...
Katsuyuki
Tooru Hanayagi
Masako Izumi ...
Sakura (childhood)
Kayoko Hiraoka ...
Sakura (childhood)
Shinobu Takeno ...
Suteo (childhood)
Masanao Kawakane ...
Hideo
Shinichirô Minami ...
Farmer
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A flashback story of a young man, from his disgraced birth ,his harsh life and his forbidden love, until when broken-hearted, can break out in search of a place where to live means more than being alive.

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OK story with beautiful cinematography
20 February 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Snow Flurry is a flawed movie but its strengths are reason enough to watch it. The plot of the movie is about an old aristocratic family that lives in the countryside. The years after World War II have reduced the family's fortunes, but the elders' pride and inability to let go of he past make life miserable for everyone in the family, particularly the two youngest members. The director, Kinoshita, specialized in location shooting and this movie is another great example of his work. The movie is in color and cinema scope and the cinematography is beautiful. It alone makes the movie worth watching; there isn't a shot in this movie that isn't exquisite. The music is also very nice and the structure of the storyline is very interesting. The movie jumps back and forth in time with little or no indication. It's a little jarring at first, but it does help build a little suspense. The storyline itself, though, is no great shakes and it isn't helped by a lead male character whose passivity borders on catatonia. But overall, the good points of this movie outweigh its bad points and it should be seen by anyone who loves a good visual experience.


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