Shizuo, a local bank clerk, has engaged himself to Yumiko. But he has one serious problem which makes him hesitant to marry her. Yumiko’s father has a mistress, who is none other than his beautiful mother.
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I was expecting (and fearing) this to be a virtuosistic movie; now I can gladly say that even its weirdest shots are a perfect rendition of the carachters state of mind and feelings.
It makes me think how many times great cinema lies not in a profound plot but in a nuanced capture of the surface of things.