Wife of a Spy

2020, Drama/Mystery & thriller, 1h 55m

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A finely calibrated WWII-era thriller, Wife of a Spy delicately balances the weight of national loyalty against our moral obligations to our fellow human beings. Read critic reviews

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The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Japan Society's 2021 Honoree Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku's seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.

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Yû Aoi
Satoko Fukuhara
Issey Takahashi
Yusaku Fukuhara
Ryota Bando
Fumio Takeshita
Minosuke
Kanemura
Hyunri
Hiroko Kusakabe
Tadashi Nohara
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Kei Shinohara
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Keisuke Dobashi
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