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Mother (1952 film)

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7.9/10 Letterboxd

Music director  Ichiro Saito
Genres  Drama, Japanese Movies
Language  Japanese
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Mikio Naruse
Distributed by  Shintoho
Duration  
Country  Japan
Mother (1952 film) movie poster
Writer  Yoko Mizuki (screenplay)
Release date  12 June 1952 (1952-06-12) (Japan)
Cast  Kinuyo Tanaka (Masako Fukuhara), Masao Mishima (Ryosuke Fukuhara), Akihiko Katayama (Susumu Fukuhara (Son)), Kyôko Kagawa (Toshiko Fukuhara (Daughter)), Eiji Okada (Shinjiro (Baker)), Daisuke Katô (Uncle Kimura)
Similar movies  Directed by Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka movies, Dramas

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Mother (おかあさん, Okaasan) is a 1952 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse, starring Kinuyo Tanaka in the title role. The film is based on the on a prize-winning entry of a school essay-writing competition and screenplay by Yūko Mizuki.

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The film is presented as the view of young woman named Toshiko Fukuhara, the daughter of a widowed mother of four children during the tough post-war years.

Mother (1952 film) movie scenes

Plot

The film depicts a tough period in the life of Masako Fukuhara (Kinuyo Tanaka) who struggles to look after an ill son, failing from dust of velvet-making workshop, a husband ill from overwork in the war, a young girl, a younger boy cousin and a teenage daughter Toshiko (Kyōko Kagawa). Forced to take over the family dry-cleaning business after the death of her husband, Masako also attempts to cope with her daughter's rebellious behavior. Toshiko, meanwhile, harbors suspicions that her mother is falling for her Uncle Kimura (Daisuke Katō), even as she herself starts to feel the first stirrings of love and passion. Through it all, Masako works on uncomplaining and efficient, while enjoying the pleasures of watching her children grow up.

Cast

  • Kinuyo Tanaka as Masako Fukuhara
  • Kyōko Kagawa as Toshiko Fukuhara
  • Eiji Okada as Shinjiro
  • Daisuke Katō as Uncle Kimura
  • Awards

    1953 - Blue Ribbon Awards

  • Best Director – Mikio Naruse
  • Best Supporting Actor – Daisuke Katō
  • 1953 – Mainichi Film Award

  • Best Film Score – Ichirō Saitō
  • Best Supporting Actor – Daisuke Katō
  • Best Supporting Actress – Kyōko Kagawa
  • References

    Mother (1952 film) Wikipedia
    Mother (1952 film) IMDbMother (1952 film) LetterboxdMother (1952 film) themoviedb.org


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