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Portrait of Madame Yuki (1950)

Yuki fujin ezu (original title)
| Drama, Romance | 1978 (USA)
Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal hero, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.

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Kenji Mizoguchi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michiyo Kogure ... Yuki Shinano
Yoshiko Kuga ... Hamako Abe
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara ... Masaya Kikunaka
Eijirô Yanagi ... Naoyuki Shinano
Haruya Katô Haruya Katô ... Seitaro
Yuriko Hamada Yuriko Hamada ... Ayako
Kumeko Urabe Kumeko Urabe ... San
Shizue Natsukawa Shizue Natsukawa ... Osumi
Sô Yamamura ... Tateoka
Bin Komori Bin Komori ... Sushi bartender
Rei Ishikawa Rei Ishikawa ... Sushi bartender
Ichirô Sawai Ichirô Sawai ... Bellboy
Shirô Mizuki Shirô Mizuki ... Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satoshi Komori Satoshi Komori
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka
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Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal hero, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Picture of Madame Yuki See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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watch if you like slow tragedies
21 January 2016 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

I would say as the other reviewers that there is some beautiful landscapes in this movie, but I would say entertainment value is not very high at least for me.

The movie is about a woman of noble blood that have an abusive husband that humiliates her all the time. The premise of the movie is also built on she should love a music professor. Problem is just that none of her actions or words ever show any feelings at all for the professor. only his deep love for her shows in the movie.

So you sit the whole movie waiting for what will happen if she finally will pull her act together and divorce her husband or what will happen. And not much does really happen as she just continue to let her husband humiliate her more and more until the end that I will not reveal.

But I think there have been made many much better movies about suppressed women both in Japan and other places already in 1950. You can choose better unless suppressed women movies are your kind of movie.


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