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      1964 1h 38m Drama List
      Reviews 89% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A grocer's widow (Hideko Takamine) faces outside pressure to sell her store and learns of her brother-in-law's (Yûzô Kayama) unrequited love for her. Read More Read Less

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader One can't predict what any of them will do from one moment to the next, and despite the seeming simplicity of this tragic story, its psychological complexity is bottomless. Oct 30, 2021 Full Review Keith Uhlich Slant Magazine It is best to begin a discussion of Mikio Naruse's Yearning by focusing on its concluding image. Rated: 4/4 Jun 7, 2006 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine It punches well above its weight in terms of personal drama, social commentary, and entertainment value. Rated: 8/10 Dec 14, 2022 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia 'Yearning', by the Japanese director Mikio Naruse, is a melodrama that manages to move me with the wonderful chemistry between Hideko Takamine and Yûzô Kayama. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Aug 8, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Vassili Jean K A MASTERPIECE. So emotional at the end. UNFORGETTABLE ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/19/23 Full Review william d For a minute there I thought there was going to be a happy ending. Then I remembered, "Wait, this is Naruse . . . " Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This one's real real good! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member this is the finest melodrama i have ever seen. in a side note: i don't know why so many synopses refer to reiko's husband as a suicide when he was clearly killed in the war. anyway, the height of naruse and takemine's work, along with 'floating clouds' Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Mikio Naruse really deserves an Eclipse series. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A melodrama of forbidden love from Mikio Naruse. Starting mundanely in a small shop being run out of business by a viciously competitive supermarket, the plot takes a hook turn from post-war family drama into more dangerous terrain. Stock characters take on new emotional dimensions and embark on a long (train) journey into the unknown, where anything might be possible if only society's shackles could be loosened. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A grocer's widow (Hideko Takamine) faces outside pressure to sell her store and learns of her brother-in-law's (Yûzô Kayama) unrequited love for her.
      Mikio Naruse
      Zenzô Matsuyama
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      1h 38m