As a young woman, Oriko condemned her widowed mother for pursuing relationships with younger men. Now that her mother has passed away, she finds herself in a loveless marriage and finally begins to understand her mother's actions.
A visually stunning work by one of the power couples of Japanese cinema, Yoshishige Yoshida and actor-producer Mariko Okada.
Image: The Affair © 1967 Shochiku Co., Ltd.
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