#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Heibei, the son of a wealthy landowner, returns home from the war in 1937 wounded in the leg and permanently disabled. He lusts after and thinks he loves Sadako, the daughter of a tenant farmer on his family’s property. Sadako is in love with and engaged to Takashi, another soldier who is still off in the war. Heibei has his father blackmail Sadako’s family into an arranged marriage between himself and Sadako, and when she refuses, he rapes her. With nowhere now to go, Sadako marries Heibei, but for the next 24 years, the roots of the loveless marriage poison everyone involved.
Plot: The year is 1932, and a woman, whose tenant-farmer fiancé is fighting in China, is raped by the landowner’s son, who has returned from the war with a crippling injury, and then forced into marriage with him. In four more chapters, presented over three decades, their children undertake their own searches for love, while the parents try to make each other as miserable as possible.
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This is One Bad Marriage!
Wealthy Tatsuya Nakadai returns from war in Manchuria with a gimp leg. Hideko Takamine tells him she loves Keiji Sada, who is still at the front. Angered, he rapes her, and then forces her to marry him, They spend the next 29 years tormenting each other in that particularly demonic way that only the cinematic Japanese manage.
I don’t know how younger movie-goers will deal with the relationships in this movie, but I saw marriages when I was a youngster where man and wife hated each other with a passion, and that led me to believe that perhaps the title was a mistranslation, despite the fact that this is the only Japanese movie I’ve ever seen with a flamenco score. Was the love that felt by Miss Takamine for Mr. Sada, despite the fact that he shows up later with a wife and son? Might the word in Japanese actually mean “Passion”?
All was revealed by the end, but in the meantime, the story, performers and cinematography by Hiroshi Kusuda certainly kept my interest going!
Decent, but lacking
Stellar cast (sugar), stellar cinematography (spice) and stellar story (everything nice). These were the ingredients to make the perfect little movie. But Keisuke Kinoshita accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: wtf soundtrack level 9000. And thus you have the birth of Immortal Love, a movie I had high hopes for (especially with that Nakadai-Takamine duet) but only failed short– much blame due to the out of place flamenco/Mexican regional score which just had to play throughout the majority of this film and it was absolutely distracting and added this cringe-worthy sentimental feeling to lots of potentially enjoyable scenes.
This is my second Kinoshita film, and it had reminded me a lot of She Was Like A Wild Chrysanthemum mainly for the masterful shots of Japanese landscapes, and only now do I realize he’s the same director. I loved the first film, but I found this to be too dragging out. At least it’s pretty to look at, and plot-wise it’s not that complicated once the film gets going and you get used to the character’s names. Boyfriend and cripple guy come back from war. Cripple guy rapes girlfriend have baby, forced to get married. Bastard child grows up problematic for the family, second child is a some totalitarianist and gets in trouble with government, third daughter marries boyfriend’s son and cripple guy is like “seriously…” That’s roughly it, I’ll leave it up to you to get the names. Much of it is heavy family tension, and the constant bickering between the married couple can kinda seem unbuyable, but all somehow concludes in a relieving last minute sigh centred on forgiveness. My favourite scene would maybe be one of the attempted suicide scenes, one with rapids and the other in a volcano- don’t know how either of those were shot. I also don’t know the significance of the title “Immortal Love”? A film with nothing but unstable relationships? Seriously…
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Director Keisuke Kinoshita
Writer Keisuke Kinoshita
Actors Hideko Takamine, Keiji Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Shochiku Grandscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm