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Jun'ai monogatari (1957)

Junai Monogatari is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately trying to be together despite tortuous circumstances.

Director:

Tadashi Imai

Writer:

Yôko Mizuki (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shinjirô Ebara Shinjirô Ebara ... Kantarô Hayakawa (as Shinjirô Ehara)
Hitomi Nakahara Hitomi Nakahara ... Mitsuko Miyauchi
Eiji Okada ... Shitayama
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura ... Doctor at Segawa Hsopital
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Prof. Suzuki
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Judge
Eijirô Tôno ... Garbage man
Kaoru Kusuda Kaoru Kusuda ... Prof. Kojima
Toshiko Kobayashi Toshiko Kobayashi ... Rich woman
Mayumi Fujisato Mayumi Fujisato ... Prof. Itaya
Haruko Toda Haruko Toda ... Tanaka's mother
Makiko Kitashiro Makiko Kitashiro
Michiko Araki ... Nurse at Segawa Hospital
Teruko Kishi Teruko Kishi
Teruko Nagaoka
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Junai Monogatari is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately trying to be together despite tortuous circumstances.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 October 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Pure Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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"Silver Bear, Best Director" 58
31 March 2018 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

Winner of the "Silver Bear, Best Director" at the 1958 Berlin Awards, Story of Pure Love is about two outcast youths living on the fringes of an affluent society which has passed them by. Mitsuko ( Hitomi Nakahara) & Kando (Shinjirô Ebara) give tremendous depth of character to their performances, Tadashi Imai's excellent direction is perfectly balanced, realistic and naturally creative in his depiction of the social environment in which the two friends struggle. Mitsuko & Kando rebel for survival, however the consequences of their desperate actions draw them into the Japanese reformatory system, and onto menial low wage jobs. Mitsuko's deteriorating health becomes a serious concern, her condition is thought to be caused from radiation sickness which developed after close proximity exposure as a child...


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