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Wife of a Spy
IFC Center
Monday, Sep 20, 2021 9:50 PM
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Admission General Admission - $17.00
Admission Child - $14.00
Admission Senior - $14.00

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Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K.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 Yu 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. A Kino Lorber release.



Film Details
Country:Japan
Running Time:116
Director:Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Tadashi Nohara
Writer:Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast:Issey Takahashi
Yu Aoi
Masahiro Higashide
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
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