An intensely moving melodrama about the repressed love between a widow and her brother-in-law.
© 1964 Toho Co Ltd. All rights reserved
Dir Mikio Naruse
With Hideko Takamine, Yûzô Kayama, Mitsukô Kusabue, Yumi Shirakawa
Hideko Takamine was Naruse’s great muse – as Setsuko Hara was Ozu’s and Kinuyo Tanaka was Mizoguchi’s – her peerlessly expressive face capable of registering the rawest of emotions. She gives an intensely moving performance in this melodrama about the repressed love between a widow (Takamine) and her brother-in-law (Kayama), one whose currents of emotion swell to a devastating, unforgettable climax.