The Japanese Wife

Aparna Sen

Directed by well-known Bengali director Aparna Sen, this film starring Rahul Bose, Chigusa Takaku the Japanese actress and Raima Sen tells the story of a simple school master who falls in love and eventually marries a pen friend, a Japanese woman without actually meeting her. They remain loyal to each other throughout. The heart-wrenching scene of the Japanese wife arriving in her husband’s village in a widow’s robes after his death lingers on …undoubtedly this is one of the best from Aparna Sen.

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