After Japan's loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The ... See full summary »
Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present-day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »
The story about a poor peasant family how they through hardship gets to better times. But are those times really better times as better of merchants than poor peasants?
Story is fine and interesting and have been told both before and after. Acting is fine I would say. You really do not see much of humanity from the best side in this movie. If you are in for a good drama this may be for you. But do not expect a lot of sword fights in this movie. Most important in this movie is money.
Would I recommend it? Well if you don't mind a black and white Japanese drama it is definitely worth seeing. I found it good but again I would not say a story worth spending a lot of time searching for.
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