Wife of a Spy

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A Japanese merchant who leaves his wife behind in order to travel to Manchuria, where he witnesses an act of barbarism. His subsequent actions cause misunderstanding, jealousy and legal problems for his wife.


  • Yû Aoi
  • Issey Takahashi
  • Masahiro Higashide
  • Ryota Bando
  • Yuri Tsunematsu
  • Minosuke
  • Hyunri
  • Takashi Sasano

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Oct 21, 2021

The story is captivating, the characters are magnificently fleshed out, and the emotional stakes are entirely, utterly believable.

Metacritic review by Barry Hertz
Barry Hertz
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Sep 17, 2021

There’s a great—or maybe just better—drama somewhere in the pre-WWII Japanese period drama Wife of a Spy, a low-simmering psychological thriller about Satoko Fukahara (Yu Aoi) and her mysterious husband Yusaku (Issey Takahashi).

Metacritic review by Simon Abrams
Simon Abrams
Sep 6, 2021

There is sweep and confidence in this movie

Metacritic review by Peter Bradshaw
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian