Farewell, My Beloved (1969)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese melodrama, set during WW II, a student falls for a naval officer's widow. Unfortunately, the widow is devoted to her husband's memory. The determined student then joins the navel academy. There he discovers that his beloved is marrying her husbands best friend. Unfortunately, he has been assigned to a Kamikaze unit. The war ends, and the young man later tells the woman that her second husband was made a Kamikaze because he married her. The despondent woman then kills herself.

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war, academy, death, devotion [dedication], friendship, homosexual, husband, Japan, kamikaze, love, marriage, memory, Naval-Academy, officer, student, suicide, unrequited, widow/widower