JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2012, SEPTEMBER 13 ~ 18th :
MOVIE 1 - A GOOD HUSBAND (2009)
The heart wrenching love story between a married couple. The jobless husband cheats on his wife and has no love for her. The wife wants to go on a trip to get pregnant. This mismatched husband and wife may find sympathy among other lovers due to the excellent performance between Yakushimaru Hiroko, who was the main character in famous 'Kadokawa movies', and Toyokawa Etsushi, most well known for her role in [Love Letter]. Halfway through the film we understand why the original title of this movie was [A Good Husband This Time] while crying buckets of tears in being able to identify with the characters.
Written by Pusan International Film Festival
This is a very nice and meaningful movie. The wife - Sakura was actually died in an accident while they were at Okinawa for holiday. Over the year after Sakura died, the husband is imagining Sakura is still with him in the house, chatting, cooking etc.
At the last scene, husband is hugging his wife, Sakura (imaginative), crying, telling her how much he needs her. "why don't you tell me all these when I'm alive?!" Sakura said. I was crying when I watch this scene.