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A WIFE'S HEART

妻の心

Monday, March 7 at
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Japan, 1956
Directed by Mikio Naruse
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Keiju Kobayashi
35mm print courtesy Japan Foundation. Approx. 101 min.

Mifune as romantic lead? Every time hard-working wife Hideko Takamine (Floating Clouds, When A Woman Ascends the Stairs) raises enough yen for that coffee shop, her family scarfs it; but visiting bank loan officer Toshirō, here sharply dressed, may have the answer. The intensity of the chemistry between the superstars becomes, without a word or a touch, almost palpable.

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