Wife of a Spy | スパイの妻
Winter Film Fest 2022

Period Drama, Romance, Thriller

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

...Elegant and Absorbing

Guy Lodge, Variety

...every scene [is] perfectly calibrated; a masterful evocation of catastrophe

Critic's Pick from Glenn Kenny, The New York Times


This 72-hour screening is part of our lineup
for the JICC's Winter Film Fest!



Wife of a Spy – Official U.S. Trailer from kinolorber on YouTube.


Master filmmaker Kurosawa Kiyoshi (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K.


The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed.


Starring Aoi Yu, Takahashi Issey, and Higashide Masahiro


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