"The Japanese Wife" is a touching foreign film
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Published: 7/6/2010 6:16 PM
Print this article "The Japanese Wife" is an emotional foreign film, and certainly an unforgettable one. The powerful Indian drama will be released on DVD on July 13.
The film tells the story of Snehamoy (Rahul Bose), a lonely man who finds comfort exchanging letters with Miyage(Chigusa Takaku), a woman based in Japan. Their friendship blossoms into love, and the pair exchange wedding vows through their written correspondence.
Meanwhile, a young widow named Sandhya (Raima Sen) comes to stay with Snehamoy, along with her 8-year-old son, Poltu. Snehamoy begins to enjoy the young boy's presence and even starts to comprehend the joys of fatherhood.
However, when Snehamoy receives word that Miyage is terminally ill, he is determined to save her. His actions show the couple's undying love for one another, which, in the end, may have dire consequences.
"The Japanese Wife" was directed by Aparna Sen, a well-known female Indian director. She is also the recipient of countless nominations and accolades, which include three National Indian Film Awards.
Moviegoers who enjoy "The Japanese Wife" may also enjoy "Monsoon Wedding" and "Slumdog Millionaire," two lauded movies which take place in India.
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