Tamio Moroi graduates from a prestigious university and obtains a job at the Camel Brewery in a distant town. Read More »
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Ayako is charged with murdering her much older academic husband while climbing a mountain. Read More »
Kyojin to gangu / Giants and Toys (1958) Yasuzô Masumura, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Osamu Abe, Comedy, Drama
Nishi is an advertising executive for a caramel company that is planning to launch a new product, in fierce competition with two other companies. Read More »
Set in 1926 when Japanese tradition was much stronger, this standard drama looks at the inner workings of a small family, especially the relationship between a sister and brother.
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A Woman’s Testament / Jokyo (1960) Kon Ichikawa, Yasuzô Masumura, Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Jirô Tamiya, Drama, Romance
The first story concerns an attractive young woman who works in a Tokyo nightclub. Her plan for a solid financial future has a double whammy. She is investing in a company on the one hand, and on the other, taking action to snare the son of the company’s owner in matrimonial bliss. In the second story, a beautiful young woman is employed by an unscrupulous real estate agent to convince male clients to invest in worthless property. A scrub in the tub usually does the trick. The last story is about a widowed geisha who has no real financial worries and when she falls in love with a forger, she opts to wait for him after he is sent to prison, rather than follow societal or family dictates.
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