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Seisaku's Wife (1965)

Seisaku no tsuma (original title)
On the eve of the Russo-Japanese war at the beginning of the 20th century, small-town girl Okane has married an old wealthy man to escape a life of poverty.

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Ayako Wakao ...
Okane
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Seisaku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nobuo Chiba ...
Heisuke
Yûzô Hayakawa ...
Sergeant
Yuka Konno ...
Oshina
Mikio Narita ...
MP
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Retired man
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On the eve of the Russo-Japanese war at the beginning of the 20th century, small-town girl Okane has married an old wealthy man to escape a life of poverty.

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Driven to extremes by love and war.
15 March 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a desperate story of how love can drive people to extremes to hold on to the ones they love and keep them safe. It's also a condemnation of Japanese militarism and small town bigotry. The violence when it comes is quite shocking but wholly appropriate to the story. It's one of the most real love stories you'll ever see on film.


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