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Woman of Water (2002)

Mizu no onna (original title)
Ryo personifies water, since whenever something important happens in her life, it rains. She inherits a bathhouse and meets a pyromaniac named Yusaku; and their confrontation leads to an inevitable union.

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Hidenori Sugimori
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Cast overview:
Ua Ua ... Ryo
Tadanobu Asano ... Yusaku
Hikaru Hikaru ... Yukino
Yutaka Enatsu Yutaka Enatsu ... Tadao Shimizu
Ryûichi Ôura Ryûichi Ôura ... Yoshio
Mayumi Ogawa Mayumi Ogawa ... Midori
Yuki Yuki ... Satoko
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Ryo personifies water, since whenever something important happens in her life, it rains. She inherits a bathhouse and meets a pyromaniac named Yusaku; and their confrontation leads to an inevitable union.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 May 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gynaika tis vrohis See more »

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Artist Film, Nikkatsu See more »
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Color
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Very very boring
28 April 2003 | by simon_boothSee all my reviews

The oddly named UA plays a woman who has a profound association with water. She runs a bath house, and every time something important happens in her life it rains. She meets drifter Tadanobu Asano, and the two embark on a strange sort of relationship.

MIZU NO ONNA is a strange little art film, about a couple of alienated characters and... water. Not much else. The plot is wafer thin, the characters equally so. Performances are good but deliberately understated. Little happens and little is learned, over quite a long time. The strange connection UA has with the rain is barely explored throughout most of the film.

There's some nicely filmed sequences and one or two lines of dialogue that aren't totally banal, but ultimately the film is VERY VERY BORING and delivers little in terms of pay off.

Avoid.


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