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The Sting of Death (1990)

Shi no toge (original title)
Period drama set in the 1950's about a couple isolating themselves from the outside world as they attempt to salvage their faltering marriage, no matter what the costs, after the husband has an affair.

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Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Miho
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Toshio
Midori Kiuchi ...
Kuniko
Takenori Matsumura ...
Shinichi
Yuri Chikamori ...
Maya
Akira Yamanouchi ...
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Miyoko Nakamura ...
Riki
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Period drama set in the 1950's about a couple isolating themselves from the outside world as they attempt to salvage their faltering marriage, no matter what the costs, after the husband has an affair.

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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991. See more »

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Jealousy kills both parties
19 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This story of a middle aged couple starts in twilight. They sit apart and their posture is controlled. But inside, the jealousy-demon is about to break out endangering both into insanity. The cinematography is quietly hovering, the acting disturbingly real, the mood just awesome. Kohei Oguris later "Nemuru Otoko" is more spiritual and mystical leaning towards kitsch. This one is darker, exploring the manic-depression of "excessive clinging" and the bleak consequences of constant psycho-terror.


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