Shûu (1956) AKA Sudden Rain


Setsuko Hara plays Fumiko, whose unsuccessful marriage has made her become more and more cynical. When her niece Ayako visits and complains about her own marriage, she is unsurprised. Meanwhile, a new couple, whose marriage is similarly unblissful, moves in next door. The two couples create a very awkward bond that could ruin both marriages, but everyone seems to be aware and nobody cares either way.

Director: Mikio Naruse. AKA Sudden Rain
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Keiju Kobayashi, Shûji Sano, Akemi Negishi, Kyôko Kagawa, Chieko Nakakita, Haruko Tôgô, Teruko Nagaoka, Daisuke Katô, Hajime Izu, Sachio Sakai, Fuyuki Murakami, Seijirô Onda. 


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  1. michael
    March 18, 2018

    thank you

  2. Aki
    May 31, 2021

    It is NOT “Shuu” by Naruse. Please correct this mistake. Thank you.

    • Jon W.
      May 31, 2021

      What do you mean, Aki? That’s the name of the film according to everywhere I can look on the internet, isn’t it?

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