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Zero no shôten (1961)

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After Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip, she discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate.

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Credited cast:
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Teiko Uhara
Hizuru Takachiho ...
Sachiko Murota / Emmy
Ineko Arima ...
Hisako Tanuma
Kôji Nanbara ...
Kenichi Uhara
Kô Nishimura ...
Sotaro Uhara
Sadako Sawamura ...
Sotaro's wife
Yoshi Katô ...
Mr. Murota
Tatsuo Nagai ...
Lt. Kitamura
Mutsuko Sakura
Takanobu Hozumi ...
Mr. Honda
Hisao Toake ...
Saeki
Masao Oda
Takamaru Sasaki
Toyo Takahashi ...
Teiko's mother
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Isao Arase
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After Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip, she discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate.

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It Grips You
15 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a taut mystery about a newlywed couple where the husband disappears on a last business trip. His wife Teiko tries to retrace his steps by traveling to northern Japan to find him. Along the way, she finds out things about him that surprise her, but also make her realize how little she knows him (they were only married one week before he disappeared). The plot thickens over time and you find out little revelations along the way. I found this movie to be very well put together, it doesn't bore you. The acting is uniformly good and the best thing is that it is in black and white. That actually enhances the film, especially as the little twists in the story unfold. If you're a fan of mystery/film noir, you'll like this.


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