When her husband commits suicide for no apparent reason, a woman becomes deeply troubled by guilt. After spending years in solitude and then remarrying, she begins to find happiness again—but when she returns to her hometown, a flood of old memories haunts her.
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Hard to say why I like this film so much. Watching it your whole being is still. Maybe it's the little scene when she last sees her husband and he moves sort of like The Little Tramp.
Just one of those times when you know someone just plain got it right.
Need we resort to an aswer as to why Japanese cinema is a choice to be made, that's it : Take any idea you what. In this case, loss. The sense of it won't be printed on your ears after minutes of screaming or whining. No. All you get is a view to a sea, an empty, neat room and silence.
It's all atmosphere. It's about the absence of exaggeration. It's the thing itself.