The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
It seems to be a universally acknowledged truth that the subtitles for this movie are awful. I actually didn't think mine were too bad, but I don't speak Japanese so I am not exactly an expert.
Anyway, this film was a total snore. It is two and half hours long which is pushing it even for a good movie. The plot centers on a whiny couple who both go above and beyond to make their lives difficult. The woman is a wet nurse who gets fired because of her love for her employer's son. He is trying to make it as an actor and she attempts to help him. Goodness, I am getting bored just explaining it!
This is a rare film that you won't hear too much about but the directing is supposedly sublime. I was only mildly impressed and was pleased when the film was over. So there!
No trivia on Wikipedia or IMDb. It is just a really boring film, take my word for it. Have I ever steered you wrong?
Can we all agree that "chrysanthemum'' is one of the worst words ever?
Random scene I saw was available on YouTube: