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Midareru (1964)

After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.

Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writers:

Zenzô Matsuyama (screenplay), Mikio Naruse (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideko Takamine ... Reiko Morita
Yûzô Kayama ... Koji Morita
Mitsukô Kusabue Mitsukô Kusabue ... Hisako Morizono (as Mitsuko Kusabue)
Yumi Shirakawa Yumi Shirakawa ... Takako Morita
Mie Hama ... Ruriko, Koji's girlfriend
Aiko Mimasu Aiko Mimasu ... Shizu Morita
Yû Fujiki Yû Fujiki ... Mr. Nomizo, employee at rival supermarket of Morita's
Kazuo Kitamura Kazuo Kitamura ... Mr. Morizono, Hisako's husband
Hisao Toake Hisao Toake ... Mr. Okamoro, drugstore owner
Kumeko Urabe Kumeko Urabe ... Bar madam at Ginzan hotspring
Kan Yanagiya Kan Yanagiya ... Mr. Kaga, foodstore owner
Yutaka Sada ... Mr. Murata, kimono store owner
Yutaka Nakayama Yutaka Nakayama
Toshiko Yabuki Toshiko Yabuki
Chieko Nakakita Chieko Nakakita ... Mrs. Kaga
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Storyline

After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

See the lovers' endless yearning hearts. Feel their hidden flame of love.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dialysi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Maybe My Favorite Naruse

I have binge watching Naruse films and have liked all but one. Yearning may be the moving both as a love story and as a story of social change. The theme of small businesses being run out by large corporations is as timely today in the US as it was in 1964 Japan. The two leads are terrific and have great chemistry. Highly recommended


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