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Miss Oyu (Oyû-sama)1951

Miss Oyu (Oyû-sama) (1951)





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Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu. Convention forbids Oyu to marry because she has to raise her son as the head of her husband's family. Oyu convinces Shinnosuke and Shizu to marry so that she can remain close to Shinnosuke.


Eitaro Shindo
as Kusaemon
Kinuyo Tanaka
as Oyu Kayukawa
Nobuko Otowa
as Shizu Kayukawa

Critic Reviews for Miss Oyu (Oyû-sama)

All Critics (1)

How can such a convoluted plot turn into such a cinematic pleasure? Put director Kenji Mizoguchi in charge.

May 7, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Miss Oyu (Oyû-sama)

This movie is based on the novel Ashikari by Junichirô Tanizaki. And what I understood is that the target audience for this movie are (Japanese) women. Although it was fun to watch, the characters didn't really connect with me. Kinuyo Tanaka plays Lady Oyu, but I didn't really get (or feel) why Shinnosuke falls so deeply in love with this woman. But nevertheless it's worth seeing.

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