Oyû-sama (Lady Ôyu) (Miss Oyu) (1951)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Oyû-sama (Lady Ôyu) (Miss Oyu) Photos

Movie Info

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.
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:


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

Critic Reviews for Oyû-sama (Lady Ôyu) (Miss Oyu)

All Critics (1)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

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

Full Review… | May 7, 2008

Audience Reviews for Oyû-sama (Lady Ôyu) (Miss Oyu)

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.

Saskia D.
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

Discussion Forum

Discuss Oyû-sama (Lady Ôyu) (Miss Oyu) on our Movie forum!

News & Features