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Akitsu onsen (1962)

Just after WW2, a romance between an innkeeper and a man with tuberculosis unravels near a thermal spring.

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Yoshishige Yoshida
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Shinko
Hiroyuki Nagato Hiroyuki Nagato ... Shusaku Kawamoto
Sô Yamamura ... Mikami
Jûkichi Uno Jûkichi Uno ... Kenkichi Matsumiya
Eijirô Tôno ... Priest
Fukuko Sayo Fukuko Sayo ... Osumi
Sumiko Hidaka Sumiko Hidaka ... Otami
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... News reporter
Mari Yoshimura Mari Yoshimura ... Yoko
Mutsuko Sakura Mutsuko Sakura
Toyo Takahashi ... Geisha
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa
Taiji Tonoyama ... Rokusuke
Masako Nakamura Masako Nakamura ... Harue
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Tsuda
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Storyline

The day before Japan announces its defeat in WW2, a very ill Shusaku arrives in Okayama. He meets Shinko, an innkeeper, who inadvertently gives him the will to live as he spies her crying one day. As romance blossoms, the secret death wish he'd brought with him contends with true love for precedence in their relationship. Based on the book by Shinya Fujiwara. Written by MichelleYeohFan

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 June 1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Akitsu Springs See more »

Filming Locations:

Okutsu, Okayama, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shôchiku Eiga See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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'Yoshishige Yoshida''s first color film. See more »

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One of the real and the best masterpiece in Japan.
3 September 2001 | by Deki GokoroSee all my reviews

"Akitsu onsen" is one of the real and the best masterpiece in the history of Japanese cinema. It is not a lie. This is a little story on love affairs of a couple, and on an end of the love, and, on an endless love between 17 years until the death of a woman. We movie fan must see this film. There are not only Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu in Japan. The director, Yoshishige Yoshida, explained in this sweet and bitter melodrama that all the trials for the democracy in Japan after the World War II had not succeeded at all.

Yoshida was one of the great directors in Japan, but until now, he would never make the films like as "Akitsu onsen". His work became more radical year by year after he departed from Shochiku Ofuna Studio.


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