Taifû to zakuro (1967)

Eiko is a high-spirited young woman who falls for her handsome tennis coach, Kazuo. He plans to propose after going mountain-climbing with friends, but is killed by an avalanche. Can Eiko find love again?

Director:

Eizô Sugawa

Writers:

Toshirô Ide (screenwriter), Yôjirô Ishizaka (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriko Hoshi Yuriko Hoshi ... Eiko Kuwata
Toshio Kurosawa Toshio Kurosawa ... Jiro Sakamoto
Jin Nakayama Jin Nakayama ... Kazuo Sakamoto
Ayumi Ishida Ayumi Ishida ... Keiko Sakamoto
Mitsuko Mori Mitsuko Mori ... Naoko Takada
Junko Ikeuchi Junko Ikeuchi ... Tamiko Kawamura
Ryô Tamura Ryô Tamura ... Teizo Kuwata
Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu ... Shintaro Sakamoto
Mieko Takamine ... Nobuko Sakamoto
Yoshiro Uchida Yoshiro Uchida ... Rokusuke Kuwata
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Naokichi Kuwata
Masako Kyôzuka Masako Kyôzuka ... Yumiko Kuwata
Kan Ishii Kan Ishii ... Kenkichi Takada
Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara ... Shingo Yamazaki
Yuriko Hishimi Yuriko Hishimi ... Yasuko Nagase

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Eiko is a high-spirited young woman who falls for her handsome tennis coach, Kazuo. He plans to propose after going mountain-climbing with friends, but is killed by an avalanche. Can Eiko find love again?

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The song sung at the funeral is to the tune of My Darling Clementine ! See more »

Quotes

Eiko Kuwata: I want to lie down with you in the forest under the moonlight, both of us naked.
Kazuo Sakamoto: We'd catch cold.
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Meandering but pleasant friendly romance
31 August 2006 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

The opening scenes really grabs your attention. After a tennis match, a group of giggling young women tease their handsome coach from inside the shower block. Come on in, they shout. Five naked girls, they tease. And they affect some shock when he accepts the offer, and even greater shock as he takes a shower in a neighbouring cubicle whilst studiously avoiding staring at them. The scene contains some discreet full nudity, and I cannot imagine any Hollywood movie made around the same time (late 1960s) including such a scene, which encapsulates such innocence without pretension.

The tone of the film is mostly light, despite the inclusion of several sad scenes including the death of major characters. The death of what was shaping up to be the male romantic lead, early on in the story, was quite a shock, even though it is pretty clearly signalled.

Being what used to be called a "women's picture", it focuses on the young women and is very talky. The dialogue is pleasant and witty, and gives the appearance of extreme honesty.

Having said that, the lead character appears to be very un-Japanese. She is incredibly self-assured and assertive, and even if she were an Anerican, would be described as confident.

None of the actors are big stars, though they all appear to have had long and respectable careers. The film is a little too long and drags somewhat for the last third. However, it is definitely worth a look.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 September 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Typhoon Pomegranates See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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