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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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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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19 March 1961 (Japan)  »

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Well photographed monotony
16 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the first film I had seen by Nomura and constituted a major disappointment. Nomura appears to belong to the static variety of Japanese directors, preferring lingering and beautiful black and white shots over the bravura editing of contemporaries such as Seijun Suzuki or early Kurosawa. This approach really does not fit the material which is a stultifyingly dull and procedural mystery story that at no point rises above the generic, or generates any palpable tension or danger.

A point of comparison would be Rebecca by Hitchcock, mostly because of its focus on coastal scenery and echoes of the past affecting a hurried marriage. But this movie lacks any of the sexual or psychological aspects that make Rebecca so interesting. Some of the dialogue and minor performances are appalling. At one point a coastguard turns to a distraught bereaved wife and advises, straightfaced, "Why don't you walk to Noto cliff, It is very beautiful and a common spot to commit suicide." How did that ever get beyond the editing suite? Even the final exposition is ridiculously forced and overlong that I was tempted to fast forward to the end of the ending. One to miss


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