A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn (2003)
aka Chikan gifu: Musuko no yome to…
Genre: Pinku | Drama | Erotic
Country: Japan | Director: Daisuke Gotô
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Hardcoded)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 60mn
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A young widow, Noriko, lives with her senile father-in-law, Shukichi, on a farm. He believes his favorite cow, long gone, is still alive. Noriko pretends to be the cow and lets him milk her – a satisfying arrangement for them both.

A most unusually themed ‘pink’ wherein, Ryoko Asagi puts in a great performance as she successfully convinces us that she covers for her father-in-law’s long lost cow. There are wonderfully erotic sequences and some wry humour but essentially this is a movie centred around the increasing senility of the ageing small holding owner, whose son has died and his wife played by Ryoko, has hung on in there. There is some fine cinematography, illuminating the rural scenes but this is never seeming to end gloriously and indeed in the end there is much pathos and a real sense of loss and generosity of spirit. Mind you if you are looking for fleshy sex, there is plenty here, so don’t be put of by the serious side. One more film that surely could only have been made in Japan.


A Lonely Cow Weeps at Dawn (2003)