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Avalanche 1937

  • Mikio Naruse
  • July 1, 1937
  • 59 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama
This film, directed by Mikio Naruse, is a study of a one-year marriage that begins to crumble. A married man is torn between the love of his wife, and the attraction to a cousin of his wife. (This film is notable for having two giants of Japanese cinema among its employees, Ishiro Honda and Akira Kurosawa).


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I was very grateful for the completely unexpected happy ending. Fukiko-san was very appealing, and actually if I had had my pick of the ladies in the movie, I would have wooed her away from her truly evil gaslighting beau.

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