The Sea Is Watching (2002)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Period Film  |   Release Date - Jul 18, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Kei Kumai's Umi Wa Miteita (The Sea Watches) has a script written by the late Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. O-Shin (Nagiko Tohno) is a geisha. One day a samurai named Fusanosuke (Hidetaka Yoshioka) appears in her town on the run after having killed a man. She assists him by cutting his hair. The two fall in love, despite the protestations from O-Shin's friend Kikuno (Misa Shimizu). Eventually Fusanosuke leaves, only to return one day and reveal that he is engaged. The second half of the film involves O-Shin again falling in love with a samurai, this one named Ryosuke (Masatoshi Nagase). The Sea Watches was screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

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brothel, rainstorm, Samurai, unrequited