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38 Ratings

A Wanderer's Notebook


Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1962


Based on the life and career of Fumiko Hayashi, the novelist whose work Naruse adapted to the screen several times, A Wanderer’s Notebook traces her bitter struggle for literary recognition in the first half of the twentieth century.

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A Wanderer's Notebook Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

Hayashi is able to attract a string of desirable (though unpleasant, of course) men, despite generally coming across as dour. I wish that the movie had brought out her presumed charm or seductive powers; as is, her flashes of exuberance feel like isolated moments instead of an undercurrent.
June 06, 2016
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