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1958

Shiki no aiyoku

The Seasons of Love

四季の愛欲

Release Date
June, 10th, 1958
Running Time
108 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Standard (1:1.37)

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[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

Akira Shimizudani is a conscientious writer married to a fashion model named Ginko who disapproves of his mother Urako who is always borrowing money from him to go to Atami hot-spring resort. Moreover, Momoko, Akira's sister who is married to a decent man and has a young child confesses that she is in love with a cousin named Akaboshi.
At Atami, Urako seems to shed her age when in the arms of her lover Hirakawa, a wholesale clothing manufacturer. And when Hirakawa returns to Tokyo he meets Ginko who tells him she is single and turns on her charm in order to persuade him to help her win a fashion model contest. But when she finds out that Hirakawa is her mother-in-law's lover she tells Akira that they should separate and he goes off to live alone. Now Hirakawa, to Urako's surprise, breaks off relations with her; and Momoko who has given herself to Akaboshi contemplates divorce.
Harue, Akira's younger sister is the only person who sympathizes with him, and she introduces him to her friend Shinako.
Akira goes off to Nasu and meets an attractive widow named Yuriko who is employed there, and Ginko has stayed with Hirakawa after obtaining his promise to help her win the fashion contest.
The Seasons of Love are fraught with disaster. Urako withers after Hirakawa leaves her and disappears for a week, and Akaboshi breaks with Momoko. Urako then reappears after having found a job in a restaurant.
And Ginko does not win her fashion contest, as the judges have found out that Hirakawa has been trying to influence their decision.
Akira, with Momoko decides to take her with him to the Nasu Hotel, but she leaves him en route and goes back to her husband.
At Nasu, after Yuriko has given herself to Akira, she learns from Ginko who has spent the night there with a foreigner, that she is the wife of Akira and charges him with lying to her, but goes to the station with him to see him off to Tokyo. There they meet Harue and Shinako who've just arrived, and while Harue is denouncing her brother for his affair with Yuriko, to their surprise in the north- bound train they see Urako beaming beside Hirakawa.
Bewildered, Akira stands as if frozen as he ponders over the whole sordid merry-go-round of the Seasons of Love.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1958.1.2】

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