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45 Ratings

The Stranger Within a Woman

Onna no naka ni iru tanin

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1966
Drama, Crime


Tashiro coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead.

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The Stranger Within a Woman Directed by Mikio Naruse

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  • Howard Orr's rating of the film The Stranger Within a Woman

    A fascinating film, that retains its power to absorb because it shows the totality of any character beyond the single act that will come to overshadow them: i.e., Tashiro isn't just a killer. Worth comparing to the single-track characterisation and theme of a film like "In The Realm Of The Senses". And to me the totality of character is what makes the random act of violence or transgression all the more shocking.

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