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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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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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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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Not for the impatient
8 January 2003 | by KFLSee all my reviews

Another slow-moving Japanese film, not unlike works by Ozu, say, or Teshigahara's Rikyu, or some things by Imamura. It is after all based on a novel by Natsume Soseki, the great Meiji-era author, regarded as one of the founders of modern Japanese literature, and like much else he wrote, it is restrained. Emotional reactions are mostly implied. There is more drama and emotion near the end, but probably not enough to satisfy the average Western viewer.

I don't mean to discourage the open-minded viewer from seeing this film, for it is really quite beautiful and well-executed, and if you can appreciate the drama of two people who feel very deeply for each other but are forbidden by strict social mores from expressing their feelings, you will not be disappointed.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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