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The Lonely Affair of the Heart (2002)

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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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Critic Reviews for The Lonely Affair of the Heart

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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

September 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.

September 26, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's an intriguing effort.

September 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.

September 26, 2002

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