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Mother

Mother
  • 1952
  • Japan
  • 98 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mikio Naruse
  • Written by: Yūko Mizuki (screenplay)
  • Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyōko Kagawa, Daisuke Katō
  • Language: Japanese

All seems well for the Fukahara family initially, but after the mother faces a dilemma, their facade of happiness is threatened. A poignant neorealist example of Naruse's obsession with the unspoken threat residing beneath the surface of everyday life in postwar Japan.

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