Villon’s Wife showcases a woman’s love and devotion to her husband — despite his blatant neglect, bad traits and brewing self-destruction. He (Tadanobu Asano) has the clichéd lifestyle of a writer: drinking, debts and infidelity. She (Takako Matsu) is beautiful, innocent and loving — and evidently too forgiving. I called it “Wife’s Villain” after I watched it.
This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman’s relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Based on a semi-autobiographical 1947 novel by Osamu Dazai, the story centers less on the womanizing, heavy-drinking, suicidal hero than on the wife who loves him. Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival (IMDB)
aparoo says 4/5, she should leave him and call me up.
I’ve been meaning to watch Takako Matsu in the highly awarded drama/mystery film Confessions.