Yunagi


1h 55m 1957

Brief Synopsis

Dark themes of mother-daughter conflict, incest, and greed underline this story which renders an unsettling portrait of a newly prosperous, postwar Japan under American occupation. The plot involves a young woman, Ryoko, returning from college in America, who naively delights that her businesswoman

Film Details

Also Known As
Evening Calm
Release Date
1957
Production Company
Toho Company Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Dark themes of mother-daughter conflict, incest, and greed underline this story which renders an unsettling portrait of a newly prosperous, postwar Japan under American occupation. The plot involves a young woman, Ryoko, returning from college in America, who naively delights that her businesswoman mother, Nori, is "the emancipated type." She only gradually learns of the sordid compromises upon which Nori's "liberation" and her own middle-class status are based.

Film Details

Also Known As
Evening Calm
Release Date
1957
Production Company
Toho Company Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Shiro Toyoda: Telling the Story) April 28 - May 12, 1994.

35mm

color

dialogue Japanese

subtitled English