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Love Letter (1953)
"Koibumi" (original title)

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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Reikichi Mayumi
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Michiko Kubota
Jûkichi Uno ...
Naoto Yamaji
Kyôko Kagawa ...
Yasuko
Shizue Natsukawa ...
Reikichi's mother
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Landlady
Chieko Seki ...
Office lady
Ranko Hanai ...
Restaurant owner
Chieko Nakakita ...
Woman at restaurant
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Tôru Abe
Kuniko Igawa
Akio Isono
Tamae Kiyokawa
Jûzô Michimi ...
Hiroshi
Kôji Mitsui
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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke Kinoshita, "Koibumi" explore the wounds of war, the limits of love and the need to forgive. A sad and troubled man, Reikichi Mayumi (Masayuki Mori), finds a new job five years after the end of WWII. He will write love letters for other people, which was not uncommon in post-war times (remember the starving poet Lope Veiga -Fernando Rey- in Spanish masterpiece "Cielo negro"). His ideas about love and his personal principles will be tested when he reconnects with his former girlfriend, Michiko (Yoshigo Kuga), a woman with a dark past marked by war and the further occupation of her country by the US military forces. Written by Anonymous

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