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Aero Theatre | Live virtual Q&A following with Kiyoshi Kurosawa, moderated by Adam Nayman
Home / Now Showing / WIFE OF A SPY
Master of horror and suspense, Kiyoshi Kurosawa returns with this thrilling Hitchcockian period piece set in 1940 in Kobe, the night before the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant, Yusaku Fukuhara (Issey Takahashi), senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. He leaves his wife Satoko (Yu Aoi) behind and travels to Manchuria with his nephew, Fumio Takeshita (Ryota Bando), where they witness a barbarous act and plan to take action, putting everyone’s futures at risk. In this turbulent war-torn time, what destiny could possibly await Satoko and Yusaku? “An absorbing, exotic, well-paced thriller with moments of disconcerting realism and horror.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter.
DISTRIBUTOR: Kino Lorber