Cutie and The Boxer

by JPJ

Noriko and Ushio Shinohara, the subjects of a new documentary film, have been locked in marriage and a kind of creative combat for four decades.

“It is a story of survival,” she says. “Love and hate is so close. If I was with him as a friend, maybe I’d be happier.”

And as Mr. Shinohara put it, “It’s practical — it’s like living with your enemy.”

Cutie and The Boxer