Mourning Wife

Daisuke Goto, 2001, 60 mins

AKA Mofuku no onna: Kuzureru AKA An Affair with a Woman in Mourning

I want to experience new things…

Director Daisuke Goto, the master of the cinematic Pink Eiga, is back with this retelling of the classic film noir, The Postman Always Rings Twice. A married woman, tasked with running her handicapped husband’s failing printing business, meets a drifter and they fall in love. Soon a plan to murder the husband is put into motion and the forces of fate begin to show their hand. Featuring bravura filmmaking, fantastic performances and steamy sex, the Mourning Wife is a worthy follow up for any fan of Daisuke Goto’s masterpiece A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn.

“An utter suffusion of … raw, sweaty sex” – Third Eye Cinema

“A well-acted, superbly directed sensual Japanese film-noir…Think of all the steamy sex and sexual tension from say “Body Heat” and ratchet it up to 11” –