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So Like the Flowers

鎮花祭

1960

Chinkasai

Release Date : November, 1st, 1960
Running Time : 87 min
Genre : Feature

Color : Color
Screening Format : -,HDCAM SR
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
Sound Processing : -

[ Directed by ] MIZUHO Shunkai

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

Kuniko is like a fresh flower and has been discovered by a TV director who has asked her to appear in commercials. Her family consists of herself, her parents and an elder brother who has returned after many years in POW camp. Yoko, her friend, has lived with them since they graduated from the same school.
The two girls are as different as night and day. Yoko is beautiful, but a shy, retiring girl with old-fashioned ideas. Kuniko on the other hand, knows exactly what she wants and gets it.
Masakata, Kuniko's brother, loves the gentle Yoko, and is overjoyed when she agrees to marry him. However, the marriage proves a miserable failure.
Furuta, the TV director, promises to help Kuniko prepare herself for television and they study together in his apartment. When they are practicing a love scene, they are carried away by the dialogue and find themselves locked in each other's arms.
When Masakata learns of Kuniko's life with Furuta, he checks on him and finds that his wife, Kinuko is working in a cabaret. To get even with him, he makes Kuniko drunk and then rapes her.
Yoko finally leaves Masakata to find her own happiness, while Kuniko gives up her life with Furuta.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961 4.1】

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