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That Night's Wife (1930)

Sono yo no tsuma (original title)
A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu

Writers:

Kôgo Noda, Oscar Schisgall (based on) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mitsuko Ichimura Mitsuko Ichimura ... Michiko, daughter
Tokihiko Okada Tokihiko Okada ... Shuji Hashizume, husband
Chishû Ryû ... Policeman
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Suda, doctor
Emiko Yagumo Emiko Yagumo ... Mayumi, wife
Tôgô Yamamoto Tôgô Yamamoto ... Detective Kagawa
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A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

17 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Daquela Noite See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

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1.37 : 1
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proto-psychological noir from Ozu
13 December 2003 | by alsolikelifeSee all my reviews

Ozu makes the best of what appears to be an uncharacteristic potboiler assignment involving a man (Tokihiko Okada) driven to crime to help his wife and ailing daughter, chased down by a cop (Fuyuki Yamamoto who looks like a Japanese Charles Bronson) who suddenly faces a moral dilemma. The characters are clearly played for genre type, but great performances make it special -- especially by Emiko Yagumo as the fiercely protective wife -- and Ozu achieves a feeling of moral resolve and atonement through personal sacrifice similar to what he did in WALK CHEERFULLY.


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