Japan, 2008, 133 Minute Running Time
Topics: Asian, Drama, Political
Program: Modern Masters
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
Set in 1940 Tokyo, veteran Yoji Yamada's 80th (!) feature is a deeply affecting drama centering on mother and wife Kayo (Sayuri Yoshinaga), who struggles to get along with her two daughters after her professor husband is jailed for his progressive views. A film that mixes poignancy and humor in equal measure.
DIRECTOR: Yôji Yamada
Producer: Hiroshi Fukasawa, Takashi Yajima
Editor: Ishii Iwao
Screenwriter: Yôji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu
Cinematographer: Mutsuo Naganuma
Music: Isao Tomita
Principal Cast: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tadanobu Asano, Mitsugoro Bando, Tsurube Shôfukutei, Miku Sato
Filmography: Love and Honor (2006), The Hidden Blade (2004), The Twilight Samurai (2002), Final Take (1986), The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)
Print Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
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Official Film Website
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