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1960

Waga ai

When a Woman Loves

わが愛

Release Date
January, 3rd, 1960
Running Time
97 min
Genre
Feature
Color
-
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

At the funeral of Niizu, a well-known newspaper man, a young woman appears dressed in mourning. None present can place her ... her name is Kiyo ...
One hot August night, Kiyo, then 16 years old, had slept together with Niizu, and the geisha, Hideya, under one mosquito net ... and for the first time she had witnessed the love-play of a man and woman. It was the same night that Niizu, half-jokingly, had whispered in her ear, "Let's get together when you're older, Kiyo-chan!"
The words had seared her heart ...she could not forget ... later, one night when the fires of war burned fiercely, she had, of her own volition, given herself to him.
After the war, Niizu, had resigned from his post and leaving his family in Tokyo departed for the mountains of Tottori to begin writing his cherished book on the history of salt in China.
Kiyo, learning of his lonely hideout, had gone to him resolved to stay by his side until he had finished his work.
There, in a hilltop cottage, the two lived together and though an idyllic memory it was one sometimes marred by clouds...
Now, the sudden death of Niizu has lowered the curtain forever on that episode for Kiyo, the woman who offered her all for the man she loved ... who now must face life alone with a smile toward tomorrow...

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960 3.2】

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