When an elderly couple is murdered, the police pick up the most likely suspect, a young loner. The authorities force a confession out of the suspect, who then insists that he had a pair of accomplices.
When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives. However, the woman's husband blames himself for his wife's ... See full summary »
When a post-war high school girl is seen with an older boy many find the nontraditional notion unacceptable and try to trick the girl and also assail her right to continue the relationship.... See full summary »
Winner of the "Silver Bear, Best Director" at the 1958 Berlin Awards, Story of Pure Love is about two outcast youths living on the fringes of an affluent society which has passed them by. Mitsuko ( Hitomi Nakahara) & Kando (Shinjirô Ebara) give tremendous depth of character to their performances, Tadashi Imai's excellent direction is perfectly balanced, realistic and naturally creative in his depiction of the social environment in which the two friends struggle. Mitsuko & Kando rebel for survival, however the consequences of their desperate actions draw them into the Japanese reformatory system, and onto menial low wage jobs. Mitsuko's deteriorating health becomes a serious concern, her condition is thought to be caused from radiation sickness which developed after close proximity exposure as a child...
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