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Freezing Point (1966)

Hyoten (original title)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ayako Wakao ... Natsue
Michiyo Yasuda ... Yoko
Eiji Funakoshi ... Keizo
Kei Yamamoto Kei Yamamoto ... Toru
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Kitahara
Mitsuko Mori Mitsuko Mori ... Tatsuko
Mikio Narita ... Murai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masako Akeboshi Masako Akeboshi ... Tsugiko
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 March 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Freezing Point See more »

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Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Frozen Heart
7 October 2017 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

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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