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18 Ratings



Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1939


The second of two Naruse films released in 1939, Sincerity is an unassuming pastoral tale about friendships and bonds that both nurture and protect.

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Sincerity Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

Naruse does a beautiful job of deploying Nobuko’s carefree/careless nature to provide airy counterpoint to Tomiko’s increasingly grave story line… But the final section of the film goes in strange directions. Kei’s gift of a French doll to Tomiko precipitates an interfamily crisis that might have pulled together all the film’s character threads. But Tomiko, the film’s central character, is almost entirely omitted from the film’s end game.
June 06, 2016
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