This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman's relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Based on a semi-autobiographical 1947 novel by Osamu Dazai, the story centers less on the womanizing, heavy-drinking, suicidal hero than on the wife who loves him. Written by
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This movie is adapted from the 1947 novel "Villon's Wife" by the Japanese writer Dazai Osamu. It is said to be semi-autobiographical. See more