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Thus Another Day (1959)

Kyô mo mata kakute ari nan (original title)
A young wife looses patience with her career-minded husband and returns to her parents' home while an unpaid mortgage forces the couple to rent out their home for the summer to the husband's boss.

Director:

Keisuke Kinoshita

Writer:

Keisuke Kinoshita (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teiji Takahashi ... Shôichi Satô
Yoshiko Kuga ... Yasuko Satô
Kanzaburô Nakamura Kanzaburô Nakamura ... Kazuo Satô (as Kankurô Nakamura)
Shûji Sano ... Managing director
Takahiro Tamura ... Tetsuo Mori
Kazuya Kosaka Kazuya Kosaka ... Gorô Mori
Rentarô Mikuni ... Kenzô Akada
Hiroko Sugita Hiroko Sugita ... Mimi
Reiko Hitomi Reiko Hitomi ... The other woman
Mie Fuji Mie Fuji ... Noriko
Toshiko Kobayashi Toshiko Kobayashi ... Haruko Mori
Mutsuko Sakura Mutsuko Sakura ... Kansuirô maid
Murasaki Fujima Murasaki Fujima ... Tomoe Takemura
Shizue Natsukawa Shizue Natsukawa ... Yasuko's mother
Shinya Kashima Shinya Kashima ... Student
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A young wife looses patience with her career-minded husband and returns to her parents' home while an unpaid mortgage forces the couple to rent out their home for the summer to the husband's boss.

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Drama | Romance

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If You Don't Know Whether To Kill Yourself Or Go Bowling, Do What You Did Yesterday
16 August 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Teiji Takahashi's boss is looking for summer home, so Takahashi and his wife, Yoshiko Kuga, agree to rent him their house. It will pay for the mortgage. He will stay with a friend, and she will take their son to visit her family. They live in a mountain resort town. It's no real vacation. Hoods from the city are causing problems, and the police won't deal with them. Her sister's ice cream cart business is thwarted by cool and rainy weather. Miss Kuga makes friends with an ex-army officer who hates himself for sending his soldiers to die in the War. He lives by taking money from his separated wife to look after their daughter.

Everyone is living from day to day, treading in accustomed paths, waiting for something to happen, like the poem quoted in the movie; a line of it is the movie's title. They feel as if society has broken down, and there is nothing left to do but wearily return to what they have done yesterday.

It's the flip side to writer-director Keisuke Kinoshita's bitter comedies. It's a study in anomie and despair and very telling, a story of people at a loss how to fix anything, but they still continue out of habit.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 September 1959 (Japan) See more »

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Shochiku See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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