UKIGUMO (1955)

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  • FLOATING CLOUDS Alternative
  • DRIFTING CLOUDS Alternative
  • FLOATING CLOUD Alternative


Set against the backdrop of post-war Tokyo, the story centres around the relationship between Yukiko and Tomioka. The couple meet originally in Dalat, Indochina where ther were posted as part of the colonial civilian forces. However wheh ther are repatriated to Tokyo, they are unable to resume their ralationship because Tomioka is married. Yukiko is forced to aaccept the benevolence of an American G.I. who supports her in a hovel behind the Ikebukuro black market. Yukiko amd Tomioka finally escape from Tokyo to Yakushima where Tomioka finds work as a forester.

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