6.8/10
257
3 user 1 critic

Snowy Love Fall in Spring (2005)

Haru no yuki (original title)
Early 20th century Japan. Kiyoaki Matsugae, a young aristocrat falls in love with a girl he grew up with; Satoko Ayakura, who is to be married to a prince of the royal family.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Stars: Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yûsuke Iseya
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Doona Bae, Aki Maeda, Yû Kashii
Himizu (2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two adolescents living a dystopian existence in post-quake Japan embark on a campaign of violence against evil-doers.

Director: Shion Sono
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Munetaka Aoki
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As a child Takuma is diagnosed with a heart condition that requires care from a cardiologist. He soon becomes friends with his doctors young daughter Mayu while being treated at the ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo
Stars: Mao Inoue, Masaki Okada, Natsuki Harada
Waterboys (2001)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura
Orenji deizu (TV Series 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Kai Yuuki (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is in his senior year at university studying social welfare psychology. At present, he is in the middle of job-hunting season. He is finding it difficult with ... See full summary »

Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Hiroki Narimiya
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kôji Yakusho, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »

Director: Isshin Inudô
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chizuru Ikewaki, Juri Ueno
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teenage girl adopts a homeless puppy and names it "Socks". They take care of each others since then, until one day when she is thinking Socks to be smaller than she thought it used be...

Director: Katsuhide Motoki
Stars: Rena Tanaka, Ryô Kase, Mayuko Fukuda
Judge! (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After taking the blame for another disastrous advertising campaign, Ota Kiichiro is asked by his arrogant boss Otaki Ichiro to take his place as a judge at the world's biggest advertising ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Nagai
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Keiko Kitagawa, Etsushi Toyokawa
Be with You (2004)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi
Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shidô Nakamura, Akashi Takei
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Kiyoaki Matsugae
...
Satoko Ayakura
Sôsuke Takaoka ...
Shigekuni Honda
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
H.I.H Tohin-nomiya harunorioh
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Yamada, Butler of Matsugae family
Atsuko Takahata ...
H.R.H Tohin-nomiya
Kenjirô Ishimaru ...
Marquis Ayakura
Yoshiko Miyazaki ...
Marchioness Ayakura
...
Kiyoaki's grandmother
Kyôko Maya ...
Marchioness Matsugae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takaaki Enoki ...
Marquis Matsugae
Michiyo Ohkusu ...
Tadeshina
Suwinit Panjamawat
Anuchit Sapanpong
...
Young Satoko Ayakura
Edit

Storyline

Satoko's Father has an affair with her maid, Tadeshina, and tells her that before Satoko gets married she is to have one night with a man she really loves, who thus plots revenge. Years later Kiyoaki falls in love with Satoko but after a fight he ceases all contact with her. Satoko gets engaged with a member of the royal family. Upon finding out about it, Kiyoaki extorts romantic meetings with Satoko from Tadeshina by threatening her to show love letters he received from Satoko to her parents and inform them that Tadeshina knew about it. Satoko gets pregnant, Tadeshina promises to help but instead fakes a suicide attempt in order to exact her revenge on the Ayakura family. Now aware of Satoko's and Kiyoaki's affair and Satoko'S pregnancy, the Ayakura and the Matsugae family decide to have Satoko abort her baby in secret. Thereupon Satoko decides to become a nun. She promises the head nun that she wouldn't see Kiyoaki ever again; Who pursues her after he reads about her whereabouts in ... Written by Nyan Nyan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

29 October 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Snowy Love Fall in Spring  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Utada Hikaru's song "Be My Last" is the theme song of this movie See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
sincere attempt
15 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a heartfelt, sincere attempt to capture the love story in Spring Snow. It is carefully and respectfully done with high production values and an obvious respect to the source. Yes, the adaptation suffers the usual sins of deviation from the book, including here the astonishing transposition of the deepest irony from its place within the novel to the beginning of the film, thus giving away one of the novel's most striking, unexpected, and ironic moments which, when revealed, colors so much of the novel.

However, this is not my main complaint. It is, rather, that in the novel the love story takes place in and can only be understood in terms of the other cultural aspects of the novel.

In the film, the love story is abstracted from these other elements. As such, the film becomes a soap. A sincere, well made, perhaps much superior soap, but still, a soap.

Thus, you can watch this and come away with: "So what's the big deal?" Read the amazing book and you'll know. The love story is even more dramatic, but part of the reason is the much broader context in which it's occurring that, at best, is only hinted at in the film. Not to mention Mishima's exquisite description of aspects of the environs in the midst of dramatic events.

Still, Spring Snow, the movie, is superior to much of what passes for drama today.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Netflix/U.S.A. Availablity? AutomaticTLC
Discuss Snowy Love Fall in Spring (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?