Yuko is sent to the coastal regions to be raised away from the rest of her sophisticated family where she finds out from her ill grandmother that she is actually the love child of her wealthy businessman father and his ex-secretary.
The Wife of Seishû Hanaoka is set in feudal Japan. Its two central characters are based on the wife and mother of Japanese physician Seishû Hanaoka (1760-1835). Hanaoka developed a herbal ... See full summary »
Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.
The typical kind of features from the Rising Sun empire. I hope many viewers will comment it in a far better way than I will, but I am highly surprised that no one has made it yet. A fierce, brutal, and terrific story of Japanese soldiers in a camp during the war in Manchuria. You have here many unbearable scènes of rape, torture, fighting, humiliations of all kind. At a scale that you may feel Dizzy from time to time. But all Japanese films lovers are used to this kind of tales. Japanese are like this. This is their culture, their inner feelings that emerge this way. We must accept it, that's the way it is. A complex story which describes us the true meaning of life, the description, the deep analysis of the human nature against the elements. A deep study, somewhere a dive into the human behaviour.
Not for all audiences. But a true masterpiece, even if I did not get all what was Inside...
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