Freezing Point (1966) Hyoten

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Freezing Point (1966) Hyoten

Freezing Point (1966)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x320 | x264 @ 1776 Kbps | 96 min | 1,35 Gb
Audio: Japanese (日本語) AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
Writers: Ayako Miura (novel), Yôko Mizuki
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Ohkusu, Eiji Funakoshi

Based on a novel by Miura Ayako. The young daughter of Tsujiguchi Keizo, a respected physician who runs his own hospital, is found murdered. Keizo secretly blames his wife Natsue because he suspects her of having an affair with his colleague Murai, and having been too distracted to keep proper watch over the child. Being a proud man, he does not accuse her directly, but concocts, instead, a twisted revenge against her. Pretending it is to comfort his devastated wife, Keizo arranges for them to adopt a baby girl. What he hasn’t told Natsue, is that the baby is the orphaned daughter of the murderer, a tragic day-laborer who has hanged himself while in police custody. He plans to reveal the child’s origins after Natsue has given her heart to the child– when it will cause the greatest possible hurt.

When husband/doctor Keizo returns home for the day his wife Natsue (Ayako Wakao) is at the piano in what appears to be a state of detached rapture. . On the coffee table an ashtray and two cups, their young daughter is missing, Keizo suspects his wife was entertaining a male friend and that their daughter was conveniently sent outside to play… Director Satsuo Yamamoto came to prominence in the 60s working on independent films and was notable for his numerous intense rebellious and socially conscious works. Here he adapts the debut 1964 novel from Ayako Miura. The searing family drama is a devastating internal dissection which strips away the facade of respectability for these parents in this middle class home. Selfish petty revenge inflicts the most painful and profound kind of emotional wound, having no regard for the cruel consequences, the revenge cuts deep, the scars will be long to heal… Yamamoto's blistering film is creative and artfully composed with , outstanding performances all round, this is an exceptional quality probing drama… Highly Recommended
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Freezing Point (1966) Hyoten

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