A jidaigeki master-hand along with a young and talented cast present a striking, secret love story.
Osumi, who lost her parents at a young age, grew up without any colorful experiences a girl should have. Now she lives alone, taking care of her uncle’s shoe shop. With an undesired marriage approaching, Osumi’s heart was filled with resignation. But one night, a young man comes to her looking for shelter. He calles Osumi “young lady”, and her heart starts beating like never before. The sharpness in Kii Kitano’s eyes strikingly portrays a vulnerable yet spirited woman. Despite approaching his 90s at this point, Akira Inoue’s film direction, which vividly captures the two-actor drama in a closed chamber, is filled with astonishing youthfulness.
Director Akira Inoue
Actor Kii Kitano, Kento Nagayama, Takashi Nishina, Hirotaro Honda, Baijaku Nakamura (narration)
Japan｜ 2017｜ 61min｜ ｜
- Love romance
- Human drama
Akira Inoue [Film Director]
Inoue was born in 1928 in Kyoto Prefecture. After working as an assistant director for Kenji Mizoguchi and Kazuo Mori, he started directing his own films such as Zatoichi's Revenge (1965) and Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess (1966). He also worked on a total of eight jidaigeki pieces for Samurai dorama Channel, namely the four installments of the Onihei Gaiden series starting with Code of the Bandits (2011), Belated Bliss (2015), A Winter’s Day (2015), and finally Mizzling Rain (2017) from the Hashi-Monogatari anthology. Known as a distinguished master of filmmaking, he is an essential figure in the history of jidaigeki.
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