Masahiro Higashide (left) and Yu Aoi in a scene from Wife of a Spy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Issey Takahashi co-stars.Masahiro Higashide (left) and Yu Aoi in a scene from Wife of a Spy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Issey Takahashi co-stars.
Masahiro Higashide (left) and Yu Aoi in a scene from Wife of a Spy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Issey Takahashi co-stars.

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Venice 2020: Wife of a Spy movie review – Yu Aoi shines in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s old-fashioned World War II drama

  • This elegant World War II outing from veteran Japanese filmmaker Kurosawa may be too ponderous for some, but it proves a cultured piece of work
  • Yu Aoi puts in a standout performance as a naive but faithful young wife, in this historical tale of duplicity and misplaced loyalty

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Masahiro Higashide (left) and Yu Aoi in a scene from Wife of a Spy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Issey Takahashi co-stars.Masahiro Higashide (left) and Yu Aoi in a scene from Wife of a Spy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Issey Takahashi co-stars.
Masahiro Higashide (left) and Yu Aoi in a scene from Wife of a Spy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Issey Takahashi co-stars.
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