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Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura
Japan, 1948


A young lawyer falls in love with the daughter of his former professor, whom he’s hired to tutor his children.

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Temptation Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Temptation

    That old Japanese standard, the love-that-cannot-be. Undistinguished, but Hara Setsuko keeps it watchable. After much mediocrity and melodramatic contrivance - the tubercular wife drags herself home on the very same night her husband finally embraces Hara's collegiate nanny and tells her he loves her, gotcha! - the film rallies to a particularly strong finish. Which makes one a lot more forgiving of earlier faults.

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