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Floating Clouds (1955)

Ukigumo (original title)
A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writers:

Fumiko Hayashi (novel), Yôko Mizuki (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideko Takamine ... Yukiko Koda
Masayuki Mori ... Kengo Tomioka
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Sei Mukai
Isao Yamagata ... Sugio Iba
Chieko Nakakita ... Kuniko Tomioka
Daisuke Katô ... Seikichi Mukai
Mayuri Mokushô Mayuri Mokushô ... Nomiya no musume
Noriko Sengoku Noriko Sengoku ... Yakushima no okaasan
Fuyuki Murakami Fuyuki Murakami ... Futsuin no shikensho-chou
Heihachirô Ôkawa Heihachirô Ôkawa ... Isha
Nobuo Kaneko ... Futsuin no shoin - Suitou
Roy James Roy James ... American soldier (as Roi H. Jêmusu)
Kan Hayashi Kan Hayashi ... Religious sect teacher
Akira Tani Akira Tani ... Shinja
Seijirô Onda Seijirô Onda ... Marutaka motor manager
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Martin Scorsese's showed his appreciation for this movie in an interview he said he couldn't believe it had taken so long for his to see the works of mikio nurase See more »

Connections

References Going My Way (1944) See more »

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Period piece stuck in the period
18 March 2003 | by rufasffSee all my reviews

This melodrama of postwar Japan seemed to resonate with the people I watched it with; many seem to have seen it when it came out and it really spoke to them; but alas it is really a turgid melodrama that can't sustain your interest. Well directed and acted; it none the less becomes a series of redundant bad break scenes for it's heroine. Worth seeing, but not one of the greats of Japanese film.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nubes flotantes See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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