A romantic film set in a high school, The Blue Mountains is directed by Tadashi Imai, who is known as one of the most controversial film directors for releasing films that were infused with his left-wing ideology.
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In an all-girls school in postwar Japan students - who represent lingering feudalistic tendencies - harass a new girl who's been seen outside school with a boy. She and the teacher who defend her are the film's symbols of progress and enlightenment, see? It's about as schematic and dull as it sounds, except that Hara Setsuko and Kuga Yoshiko are there to save it from itself as best they can.