By the Book
Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1951 • Japan
In post-World War II Japan, childlike veteran Kinji suffers from post-traumatic stress-induced seizures, and, after treatment at a mental health institution in Okinawa, he returns to his hometown. There he meets and becomes romantically caught up with two women -- Taeko and Ayako. Another man, Denkichi, is passionately in love with Taeko, too. So when Kinji begins favoring Taeko, a violent conflict erupts between the two men.
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