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Akitsu Springs (1962)
"Akitsu onsen" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  15 June 1962 (Japan)
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Just after WW2, a romance between an innkeeper and a man with tuberculosis unravels near a thermal spring.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariko Okada ...
Shinko
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Shusaku Kawamoto
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Jûkichi Uno ...
Kenkichi Matsumiya
Eijirô Tôno ...
Priest
Fukuko Sayo ...
Osumi
Sumiko Hidaka ...
Otami
Teruo Yoshida ...
News reporter
Mari Yoshimura ...
Yoko
Mutsuko Sakura
Toyo Takahashi ...
Geisha
Nijiko Kiyokawa
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Rokusuke
Masako Nakamura ...
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Tsuda
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The day before Japan announces its defeat in WW2, a very ill Shusaku arrives in Okayama. He meets Shinko, an innkeeper, who inadvertently gives him the will to live as he spies her crying one day. As romance blossoms, the secret death wish he'd brought with him contends with true love for precedence in their relationship. Based on the book by Shinya Fujiwara. Written by MichelleYeohFan

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Yoshishige Yoshida's first collaboration with his future wife, legendary Japanese actress 'Mariko Okada'. See more »

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Changed my life
5 September 2006 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Seeing this was one of the factors that led to my moving to Japan. I think that this film best captured the intense mood symbolizing the changes of modernization overcoming Japan in the postwar era. I look forward to seeing it once more, but ironically, it is next to impossible to find in Japan. If anyone is aware of how to get a copy of this film over the internet (legally of course) or in a retail store, i would welcome any news. This is my first post concerning what I believe to be an all time classic. I have met few people who have read the book and even fewer who have seen the movie in Japan. Still I think that many others have seen this film internationally. I last saw this film in the mid 1980's. It has been a long wait.


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