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Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. This year's Oscar entry from Japan finds SHINDO in top form and his 49th and reportedly last film as fresh and poignant as ever.

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About Kaneto SHINDO

Kaneto SHINDO is one of the most distinguished and, at 99, also the oldest living Japanese director and screenwriter. He made 49 feature films and wrote more than 250 screenplays. He is best known to Western audiences for his poetic anti-war films ONIBABA and KURONEKO, which use the stylistic devices of horror films.