The Idiot Movie Poster
  • Wednesday, May 23, 1951
  • Drama

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Synopsis

In post-World War II Japan, childlike veteran Kinji (Masayuki Mori) 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 (Setsuko Hara) and Ayako (Yoshiko Kuga) . Another man, Denkichi (Toshirô Mifune), is passionately in love with Taeko, too. So when Kinji begins favoring Taeko, a violent conflict erupts between the two men.