Without Hatsumi, there is no Norwegian Wood.
Hideko Takamine: Graceful, elegant, beautiful and breathtaking. You shall be missed.
I recently just saw this one. Naruse is the man.
Still mixed on Naruse, but Takamine, Wakao and Hara are women capable of elevating everything they appear in to a different level.
Quite possibly the most heartbreaking piece of human cinema ever.