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41 Ratings



Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1937


A nonlinear study of a marriage, only one year old, beginning to crumble. Kusaku is married to Fukiko but is in love with Yayoi.

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Avalanche Directed by Mikio Naruse

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  • saitosouta's rating of the film Avalanche

    Wow, this movie is bloodcurdlingly acute look to a relationship called discontinuity. You can't completely understand others including husband, wife, love interest & even parents who give birth to you, vice versa. But your life goes on, having deadly frustration & irredeemable abandonment. Despite of short 58 minutes, "Avalanche" is poignant, painful & incredible.

  • James Widdicombe's rating of the film Avalanche

    This was my first Naruse film and I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the way he matched compositions in the film kind of like Ozu. I also like how he used darkness to distinguish when characters were thinking. I loved following the story of this film. I found the second half to be slightly weaker with the double suicide plan which came out of nowhere for me. Overall a great film, I'm looking forward to watching more Naruse.

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