Director Yoji Yamada
Music director Isao Tomita
Story by Teruyo Nogami
|Release date January 26, 2008 (2008-01-26)|
Writer Teruyo Nogami (biography), Yoji Yamada (adaptation), Emiko Hiramatsu (adaptation)
Cast Mirai Shida (Hatsuko Nogami), Tadanobu Asano (Yamazaki Toru), Chieko Baishô (Hatsuko Nogami - adult), Denden, Sayuri Yoshinaga (Kayo Nogami), Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Similar movies Sayuri Yoshinaga movies, Directed by Yoji Yamada, Movies about Japan
kabei our mother 2008
Kabei: Our Mother (母べえ, Kābē) is a 2008 Japanese film starring Sayuri Yoshinaga and directed by Yoji Yamada.
Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her two daughters with the support of Shigeru's sister Hisako and Shigeru's ex-student Yamazaki, but her husband does not return. World War II breaks out and casts dark shadows on the entire country, but Kayo still tries to keep her cheerful determination, and sustain the family with her love. This is an emotional drama of a mother and an eternal message for peace.
The film received several nominations at the 32nd Japan Academy Prize, including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Sayuri Yoshinaga, Best Supporting Actor for Tadanobu Asano and Best Supporting Actress for Rei Dan.
ReferencesKabei: Our Mother Wikipedia
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