Nogiku no gotoki kimi nariki (1955) AKA She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum


An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title), and thinks back to when he was fifteen. He recalls his time with, and away from, the girl cousin he grew up with and would have married, except the family and other pressures got in the way.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita.
Stars: Noriko Arita, Shinji Tanaka, Takahiro Tamura, Haruko Sugimura, Chishû Ryû, Kazuko Motohashi, Nobuo Takagi, Kumeko Urabe, Keiko Yukishiro. AKA She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum


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  1. michael
    March 3, 2018

    excellent film. I love the memory format. recommended

  2. Michael
    December 24, 2020

    I had loved this movie so much the first time I saw it. I saw it on the site and decided to watch a couple of minutes to see if it still held up. I ended up watching all of it again. Wow, what an amazing, delicate film.

  3. Bertrand
    November 4, 2021

    The story can be explained in 2 lines and the supporting roles are very limited (maybe except the mother). It’s more a contemplative film focusing on a couple walking in the countryside and discussing about love. I was a bit surprised at the beginning, but rapidly I was struck by the beauty of the film.

  4. Mike Bernthal
    January 11, 2023

    Thank you for this upload. Incredible film.

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