Browning Cinema

Wife of a Spy (2020)

December 9 - 11, 2021
Wife of a Spy (2020) New at the Browning
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
With Yû Aoi, Issei Takahashi, Masahiro Higashide
Rated R, 115 minutes, DCP
In English and Japanese with English subtitles.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchcockian thriller. The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issei Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there — and secretly filmed.

Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku's seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.

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