The Wind Cannot Read (1958)

Genres - Drama, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Wind Cannot Read is a tearful British star crossed romance effort set against the backdrop of World War II. RAF officer Dirk Bogarde is assigned to learn Japanese in order to interrogate prisoners. His language instructor is the lovely Yoko Tani, daughter of an anti-Tojo businessman. Bogarde and Tani fall in love and secretly marry. Not long afterward, Borgarde is captured and tortured by the Japanese. While listening to the POW camp radio loudspeaker, he hears the voice of Tani, broadcasting anti-British propaganda. At first heartbroken, Bogarde vows to be reunited with Tani when he discovers that she is dying from brain disease. Escaping from the camp, Bogarde finally makes his way to the hospitalized Tani, where they share a tender moment before death enshrouds her. Richard Mason based his script for The Wind Cannot Read on his own novel.

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English [nationality], officer, Royal-Air-Force, Japanese [nationality], secret-marriage, star-crossed-lovers, Japan, POW (Prisoner of War), radio, torture, war, escape, terminal-illness