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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke... See more »

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Reikichi Mayumi
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Michiko Kubota
Jûkichi Uno ...
Naoto Yamaji
Jûzô Dôsan ...
Hiroshi
Chieko Seki ...
Office lady
Shizue Natsukawa ...
Reikichi's mother
Kyôko Anzai
Yumi Takano
Kikuko Hanaoka
Harumi Kajima
Ichiro Kodama
Ryuzo Oka
Toshikazu Hara
Sayoko Ôno
Chiyoko Kuni
Akiko Kamishiro
Sanae Mitsuoka
Yôko Fujikawa
Junko Mizuho
Teru Harumi
Miho Shiro
Reiko Oki
Shizuko Inami
Yoshiko Motochika
Toshiko Suzuki
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Restaurant owner
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Yasuko
Takako Irie
Akio Isono
Yaeko Izumo
Fumiko Okamura
Minoru Takada
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Michiko's new mother
Yumeji Tsukioka
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Mary
Reiko Nanao
Tôru Abe
Sadako Sawamura
Tamae Kiyokawa
Fumie Kitahara

Directed by

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Kinuyo Tanaka

Written by

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Keisuke Kinoshita ... (writer)
 
Fumio Niwa ... (novel)

Produced by

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Ichiro Nagashima ... producer

Music by

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Ichirô Saitô

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Hiroshi Suzuki

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Toshio Gotô

Art Direction by

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Seigo Shindô

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Seiya Kajima ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Teruo Ishii ... assistant director

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Yûji Dôgen ... sound

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Kô Fujibayashi ... gaffer

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Plot Summary

This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke Kinoshita, "Koibumi" explore the wounds of war, the limits of love and the need to forgive. A sad and troubled man, Reikichi Mayumi (Masayuki Mori), finds a new job five years after the end of WWII. He will write love letters for other people, which was not uncommon in post-war times (remember the starving poet Lope Veiga -Fernando Rey- in Spanish masterpiece "Cielo negro"). His ideas about love and his personal principles will be tested when he reconnects with his former girlfriend, Michiko (Yoshigo Kuga), a woman with a dark past marked by war and the further occupation of her country by the US military forces. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Love Letter (World-wide, English title)
  • Lettre d'amour (France)
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  • 98 min
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