In 17th century Japan, Young Lord Masato returns after years abroad to find everything changed Read More »
Tag Archives: Mieko Takamine
A young woman falls for a middle aged business man, but things get complicated when she also starts having feelings for his wife. Read More »
Private detective Kindaichi investigates a series of murders in scenic rural Japan. Read More »
A romance with political overtones about the relationship of a sheltered bourgeois woman Read More »
A senior detective is determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide. Read More »
Onna no sono / The Garden of Women (1954) Keisuke Kinoshita, Mieko Takamine, Hideko Takamine, Keiko Kishi, Drama
A student at a woman’s university takes a controversial action against the school’s old-fashioned doctrines. Read More »
The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family / Todake no kyôdai (1941) Yasujirô Ozu, Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi, Hideo Fujino, Drama
When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her–except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.
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Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa’s ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn’t happy, they themselves aren’t happy, but they don’t talk about their problems with each other, each festering in their unhappiness largely so that they will not show especially to their three boarders their problems. Mihiko in particular, old fashioned in her outlook, does not see divorce as an option, that move which would be a stigma she could not tolerate. Both are seemingly oblivious to the fact that others around them are facing similar if not worse situations, and that they themselves are largely the cause of their unhappiness. Things for their marriage get worse when Toichi starts to fall for his work colleague, widowed Fusako Sagara, who returns his affections.
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