Zaizen Goro may only be an assistant professor but he has already made a name for himself. His superior, however, does not approve of his attitude towards their profession, and is at odds ... See full summary »
Yuko is sent to the coastal regions to be raised away from the rest of her sophisticated family where she finds out from her ill grandmother that she is actually the love child of her wealthy businessman father and his ex-secretary.
A wealthy old man, Utsugi has recently suffered a stroke which has paralyzed his right hand and significantly reduced his quality of life. He currently operates a large household with a ... See full summary »
The story of an orphan girl, brought up in naive, rustic innocence by an elderly relative, who is suddenly exposed to the brutality, greed and deceptiveness of the outside world, when her grandmother dies.
A member of the yakuza exits prison determined to make good with the one friend he has and he's immediately challenged by an unnatural disaster on a nearby island. The friend's daughter was... See full summary »
When husband/doctor Keizo returns home for the day his wife Natsue (Ayako Wakao) is at the piano in what appears to be a state of detached rapture. . On the coffee table an ashtray and two cups, their young daughter is missing, Keizo suspects his wife was entertaining a male friend and that their daughter was conveniently sent outside to play... Director Satsuo Yamamoto came to prominence in the 60s working on independent films and was notable for his numerous intense rebellious and socially conscious works. Here he adapts the debut 1964 novel from Ayako Miura. The searing family drama is a devastating internal dissection which strips away the facade of respectability for these parents in this middle class home. Selfish petty revenge inflicts the most painful and profound kind of emotional wound, having no regard for the cruel consequences, the revenge cuts deep, the scars will be long to heal... Yamamoto's blistering film is creative and artfully composed with , outstanding performances all round, this is an exceptional quality probing drama... Highly Recommended
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