Wife ★★★★½

Mikio Naruse absolutely nails the subject of marital ennui. Of course he does; this is 'Naruse', and this is what he did better than most throughout his stellar career, focusing on domestic (dis)harmony with a degree of pessimism, a forlorn shrug of the shoulders and a resigned *sigh*.

Gee whiz, this film struck home a heck of a lot harder than I can comfortably deal with right now, so I'll leave it there..

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