209 West Houston @ Sixth Avenue
New York City, New York

1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
Dir Naruse Mikio(1955)
Amour fou in post-war Tokyo , as, in neurotic playing of almost painful intensity by Hideko Takamine, a woman who, knowing full well her lover?s weakness and instability, sacrifices everything to follow him. As the lover, Masayuki Mori?s enigmatic performance keeps the man?s true feelings ambiguous until practically the final shot. The director?s biggest commercial success and a Kinema Jumpo ?Best One? winner ? even Ozu raved about it to his diary.

Added by Fumio on September 27, 2005

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