A Wife's Heart (1956) Tsuma no kokoro

A Wife's Heart (1956) Tsuma no kokoro

A Wife's Heart (1956)
DVDRip | AVI | 640x472 | XviD @ 1996 Kbps | 97 min | 1,45 Gb
Audio: Japanese (日本語) MP3 @ 128 Kbps | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Drama

Director: Mikio Naruse
Writer: Toshirô Ide
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi

Kiyoko (Takamine Hideko) and her husband want to open a coffee shop. She becomes increasingly close to the bank clerk (Mifune Toshiro) she’s asked for a loan.

The best moments of A Wife’s Heart involve things not said or seen and this is most explicit in the interactions between Kiyoko (Hideko Takamine) and her bank clerk bachelor confidant Kenkichi (Toshiro Mifune). Kiyoko, along with her husband Shinji (Keiju Kobayashi), wants to open a coffee shop and so goes to Kenkichi to ask for a loan. Director Mikio Naruse never focuses on the duo’s talk of money; as filmed, their entire relationship is a series of beginnings and endings with the middles cut out. It is at first purely a business association, though after Shinji (at the manipulative behest of his matchmaker mother) gives a majority of the loan to his deadbeat brother Zenichi, Kiyoko starts to think that her feelings for Kenkichi may be more then platonic. Following through on his setup, Naruse never lets either character nakedly confess their heart’s desire. The closest they come is during a sequence, set against the backdrop of a torrential downpour, where Kenkichi utters the first few words of a thought that he will never finish. In other hands this scene might have played as masochistic repression, but Naruse allows the rainstorm to act as an expressive emotional outlet—nature thus concludes what Kenkichi cannot.
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A Wife's Heart (1956) Tsuma no kokoro

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