Twenty-Four Eyes(,Niju-shi no Hitomi), based on the 1952 novel of the same name by Sakae Tsuboi, is a 1954 Japanese film directed by Keisuke Kinoshita.
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi struggles to imbue her students with a positive view of the world and their place in it, despite the fact that she knows full well that most of them will die in the war.
The movie follows the career of a schoolteacher named Hisako Oishi (played by Hideko Takamine) in Shodoshima during the rise and fall of Japanese ultra-nationalism in the beginning of the Showa period. The narrative begins in 1928 with the teachers first class of first grade students and follows her through 1946.
Hideko Takamine - Oishi Sensei
Yumeji Tsukioka - Masuno
Takahiro Tamura - Isokichi
Chishu Ryu - Otoko Sensei
The film has been released on DVD in the United Kingdom as part of the Masters of Cinema Collection from Eureka! video and in the US as part of the The Criterion Collection.
A 1987 color remake was directed by Yoshitaka Asama.