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Aisai monogatari (1951)

Shindo's directorial debut is the fictionalized account of the death of his first wife. Following the breakout of the Pacific War, the Japanese film industry was forcibly downsized. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Takako Ishikawa
Jûkichi Uno ... Keita Numazaki
... Director of the film studio
Denjirô Ôkôchi
Osamu Takizawa ... Film Director Sakaguchi
Ryôsuke Kagawa ... Kôzô Ishikawa, Takako's father
Yuriko Hanabusa ... Yumie Ishikawa
Masao Shimizu ... Masuda
Seishirô Hara
Teruko Ômi ... Wife Of Director
Kazue Tamaki
Osamu Haneda
Takashi Hata
Shuntarô Tamamura
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Shindo's directorial debut is the fictionalized account of the death of his first wife. Following the breakout of the Pacific War, the Japanese film industry was forcibly downsized. Numazaki, a mediocre screenwriter, faces imminent dismissal. His wife Takako encourages him to seek work in Kyoto. Numazaki fails his aptitude test, which is to write a script for the famous but demanding director Sakaguchi (a veiled reference for Kenji Mizoguchi). Takako offers to support his husband for a year, so that he can hone his craft from scratch.

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7 September 1951 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Opowiesc o ukochanej zonie  »

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According to the director the film was 70% factual and 30% fictional about his recently deceased wife. See more »

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