Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom ... See full summary »
After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes.
When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives. However, the woman's husband blames himself for his wife's ... See full summary »
When an elderly couple is murdered, the police pick up the most likely suspect, a young loner. The authorities force a confession out of the suspect, who then insists that he had a pair of accomplices.
Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. ... See full summary »
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »
Winner of the "Silver Bear, Best Director" at the 1958 Berlin Awards, Story of Pure Love is about two outcast youths living on the fringes of an affluent society which has passed them by. Mitsuko ( Hitomi Nakahara) & Kando (Shinjirô Ebara) give tremendous depth of character to their performances, Tadashi Imai's excellent direction is perfectly balanced, realistic and naturally creative in his depiction of the social environment in which the two friends struggle. Mitsuko & Kando rebel for survival, however the consequences of their desperate actions draw them into the Japanese reformatory system, and onto menial low wage jobs. Mitsuko's deteriorating health becomes a serious concern, her condition is thought to be caused from radiation sickness which developed after close proximity exposure as a child...
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