Love under the Crucifix (1965)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese costume drama set during the 16th-century, a young woman endures many trials after she falls in love with a Christian who is married to another. Eventually, she too must marry another, but in her heart she remains true to the Christian. Many years pass, the two finally have an affair when he is forced into hiding by a law forbidding Christianity, and she finds herself increasingly miserable in her marriage as her husband keeps trying to use her to become a big shot with the local politico. When others find out about her dalliance with the outcast, she commits suicide.

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Christianity, cross-cultural-relations, culture-clash, extramarital-affair, fugitive, hidden, husband, Japan, life, love, marriage, meeting, outlaw [Western], problems, society, suicide, tragic-love, trapped, wife, women's-issues, woman