Dir. Yasuzo Masumura, 1964
92 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles.
Love, seduction, obsession, dependence, jealousy, betrayal, doubt.
A wealthy housewife, Sonoko, in a marriage of convenience to a salaryman husband, meets and takes an interest in another woman, Mitsuko. The two quickly become lovers, but the affair arouses the suspicions of their respective men. Under Mitsuko's spell Sonoko and Mitsuko's fiancé develop a love triangle quickly overwhelmed by jealousy, doubt, blood oaths, and a obsessive paranoia. The lovers live in polite hostility, driven by constant obsession and paranoia ending in tragedy.