The Lonely Affair of the Heart

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Junichi Suzuki directs the Japanese romantic melodrama Lonely Affair of the Heart, along the same lines as his tearjerker Remembering the Cosmos. Filmed in black-and-white and color, this story focuses on Orie (Rumi Sakakibara), a middle-aged woman trapped in a boring marriage to the older Shiraki (Masakane Yonekura). She is possibly saved from her misery when a young stranger (Kazuya Takahashi) shows up at her house and she begins fantasizing about him. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi


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  • [M]ore effective as an intellectual exercise than as an emotionally involving film.

    Sep 30, 2002
  • A handsome, intelligent film of rigorous austerity; unfortunately, for all its seriousness of purpose and fine performances, it's also a boring film about boring people.

    Sep 26, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's an intriguing effort.

    Sep 27, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
  • Overwrought, slow, and portentous, with confusing surreal elements and a narrative time scheme that's impossible to keep track of.

    Sep 26, 2002

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