Snow Country

(1957)
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It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the foster daughter of a local family, almost engaged to the family's son Yukio, now dying of consumption. He's tended by his sister Yuko who's angry at Komako for abandoning her brother. Shimamura returns to Tokyo but promises he will be back soon. In anticipation of his return, Komako breaks with her patron and her family loses their home. Complications arise when Shimamura doesn't come back as promised. Then Komako discovers that he and Yuko knew each other in Tokyo. Can Komako escape destiny?

  1. Shiro Toyoda

    Director

  2. Toshio Yasumi

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ryô Ikebe

    Ryô Ikebe

    Shimamura

  2. Keiko Kishi

    Keiko Kishi

    Komako

  3. Kaoru Yachigusa

    Kaoru Yachigusa

    Yôko

  4. Akira Kubo

    Akira Kubo

    Saichiro

  5. Haruo Tanaka

    Haruo Tanaka

    Porter

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Original Title Yukiguni

Status Released

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  • April 27, 1957
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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 13m

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