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Ratings & Reviews

  1. grassybrownie's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

  2. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

  3. Renton47's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    Bleak. Trades in some ugly truths. Can a moment make a film? It really hits the mark once the husband returns, hijacking the story to make a case about the horrible expectations of men, culminating in one of the most shocking moments I have seen in a drama. It offers a view of abuse that peddles far more in the murky greys of the world we inhabit.

  4. Nachtreich's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    Però ci sono varie cose meravigliose.

  5. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

  6. Daniel S.'s rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    Prostitution, Poverty, Sickness. After WWII, Japanese people were also suffering. The sole optimistic character is played by Chishu Ryu. This was also the first time that I watched domestic violence described so vividly in a Yasujiro Ozu film. Recommended.

  7. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

  8. Stevie's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    Brilliantly dark and biting. I got a real shock when I first watched this having only seen Ozu's more typically serene films. A very strong 8/10.

  9. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    A poignant marital drama from Maestro Ozu!

  10. AKFilmFan's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    A post-war Ozu drama similar to the films of Mizoguchi & Naruse. Ozu wisely concentrates not on the rape, prostitution, and war scenes but the effects. The main overarching theme is very clear: The decay of Japan due WWII. And though the spousal abuse (shown in full detail and predicted by the falling metal can) is a little unconventional for Ozu, Tokiko's perseverance is touching until the very last frame.

  11. Francisco R.'s rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    An unconventional, significant and decidedly shocking work in the director's oeuvre, it may be his most demeaning portrait of the woman in post-war Japan as it debases the moral integrity of its female lead almost to that of an animal worth beating, for the sake of a maudlin, trite denouement and, in context, a searing indictment on Japanese family values after the war. Recommended for sure, but I don't approve it.

  12. Adam Suraf's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    Ozu looks at post-war Japan and doesn't see much he likes; from the drab industrial wasteland in the background to the precarious social position of it's returning veterans and struggling unemployed, simmering shame and violence beneath his usually subdued familial protagonists.

  13. Louis's rating of the film A Hen in the Wind

    Seems this isn't as well received as the films Ozu would make afterwards. I thought this was a marvellous addition to his post war canon. Also, very surprised by the scene on the stairs at the end. Something very rare for Ozu. 9/10