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The Tattered Wings isn't just a beautifully crafted Drama movie, it's seriously something more. The Tattered Wings is without doubt the best Romance movie, a new standard. The film gave me goosebumps. The Tattered Wings has one of the highest rates in IMDB top 250. The direction is very sublime. Excellent pictures, tempo and scenes. The acting is really gorgeous, bringed to life characters that are rich in details and complex. For real, it's very entertaining production. Is The Tattered Wings the best film of all time? I would put it in my top 5 for sure. It is one of the few movies of the past years that really deserve to be seen multiple times.... Show more
What happens in The Tattered Wings
Richard Thompson wrote a song called Small Town Romance that pretty well encapsulates the plot of this movie. It's highly unlikely but it's fun to imagine that he saw Tattered Wings before writing the song. Keizo, a salaryman who has been living in Tokyo, returns to his hometown for the first time in 5 years, to spend 10 days before being transferred to the farthest reaches of Japan. Still in town are his family and old friends, including his first love, Fuyuko (played by the always great Hideko Takamine), who left him to marry a rich man because her family needed the money. Once he discovers she is widowed after 3 years of an unhappy marriage, he decides to pursue her again. But is she as happy to see him? The story is a drama, but a very quiet one, where a gesture or an expression on one's face speaks volumes. I liked the movie but my ignorance about two key features kept me from enjoying it more. One was cultural. There was a lot of talk about old fashioned vs. new fashioned. I imagine that changing social mores were a little slower coming to small towns than cities like Tokyo, but it was still hard to figure out why some people were so worried about things that seemed perfectly innocent to me. Then there was the Andre Gide novel Strait Is The Gate that Fuyuko had loaned to Keizo when they were younger. The Wikipedia article on it makes it sound like an inversion of Tattered Wings' plot. Lots of references are made in the movie to the book (even the movie's title is a reference) so I'm guessing I would have understood a lot more if I had read the book. Still given the great cinematography and music that seem to be in every Kinoshita movie, as well as another great performance by Hideko Takamine, I would say this is a movie that should be seen by all fans of old Japanese movies.... Show more
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