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Yama No Oto

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In this characteristically subtle, somber study by underrated Japanese director Mikio Naruse, an ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman. Setsuko Hara, probably Japan's greatest post-war actress, proves typically endearing as the wife whose youthful enthusiasms are crushed by her unfeeling husband (Naruse favorite Ken Ohara), while So Yamamura excels as the aging father-in-law moved by his daughter-in-law's sadness. This...more

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