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And Then (1985)

Sorekara (original title)
Daisuke (Yusaku Matsuda) is supposed to be out looking for a respectable job and equally respectable wife. He is 30 years old and devotes his attention to music and literature; his family ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshimitsu Morita

Writers:

Soseki Natsume (novel), Tomomi Tsutsui (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûsaku Matsuda ... Daisuke Nagai
Miwako Fujitani Miwako Fujitani ... Michiyo Hiraoka
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Tsunejiro Hiraoka
Morio Kazama Morio Kazama ... Suganuma, Michiyo's brother
Chishû Ryû ... Toku Nagai
Katsuo Nakamura ... Seigo Nagai
Mitsukô Kusabue Mitsukô Kusabue ... Umeko Nagai (as Mitsuko Kusabue)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenji Haga Kenji Haga ... Kadono
Jun Izumi Jun Izumi ... Joro
Maiko Kawakami Maiko Kawakami ... Kozome, geisha
Jun Miho Jun Miho ... Sagawa's daughter
Yumi Morio Yumi Morio ... Nui Nagai
Issei Ogata ... Terao
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Storyline

Daisuke (Yusaku Matsuda) is supposed to be out looking for a respectable job and equally respectable wife. He is 30 years old and devotes his attention to music and literature; his family is wealthy and can support his interests. When his friend Hiraoka (Kaoru Kobayashi) returns with his wife Michiyo (Miwako Fujitani), problems arise.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A potem See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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A beautiful film
5 April 2009 | by yiuclaudiaSee all my reviews

To really appreciate the film. you have to understand the mentality of the Japanese, especially the Japanese society during the early 20th century. That is very different from the western way of doing, or even thinking things. The subtle messages and the hyper-sensitive (not really the exact word I would like but cannot think of any other at the moment) hit me with full impact and I was glued to the screen for the 134 minutes of it. It is a sad story, as most of the novels by the same author are. But that does not make it any less entertaining. I wish Japan can produce films like this more often. The recent output (apart from "Departure" which is excellent, are more often than not, disappointing.


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