No Regrets for Our Youth [VHS]
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The story is a love-triangle between three people, Noge, the driven political idealist, Itokawa, the practical idealist, and Yukie, the lovely daughter of a college professor who has been sacrificed on the political alter. Yukie must chose between a life of suffering with Noge, or a life of relative comfort with Itokawa, knowing that to chose him means betraying the ideals that her father suffered for.
Setusko Hara, known in Japan as the "Eternal Virgin," is simply incredible in "No Regrets for our Youth." I am more accustomed to seeing her in Ozu's films, playing the light-hearted and affectionate daughter. Here, she shows incredible strength in body and spirit, finding her heart by hard labor in a farmer's field. Kurosawa obviously saw something in her that Ozu did not, and brought out a surprising side to the lovely and popular actress.
"No Regrets for our Youth" is a political film, a feminist film, and a film of high ideals. It is also a great film to watch. Kurosawa tried to balance his message with his entertainment, and this film is heavier on the message than his later works, but it still shows his style and flare, and is completely enjoyable.
I wanted Kurosawa-san to have directed more files like this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Last night I watched "No Regrets for Our Youth"-and, when the quick-dissolve succession of still shots of Setsuko Hara posing against the door flashed by, I suddenly realized that... Read morePublished on January 20, 2006 by Samurai Girl
**This review is for the all-region DVD version currently only available in Asia**
I could hardly believe the actress playing the mercurial Yukie would soon be playing... Read more
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