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Nihon No Higeki Details

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Having lost her husband in the war, Haruko Inoue (wonderfully played by Yuko Mochizuki) struggles to raise her children. Making innumerable sacrifices for them, including prostituting herself, Haruko decides to send them to live with her brother in Tokyo. Her daughter becomes compromised in a flirtation with a teacher and Haruko rushes to the city. Once in Tokyo, she realizes her children could not love her less and have no respect for her and her sacrifices. Entirely destroyed by this shattering of her illusions, she throws herself in front of a train. ~ Brian Whitener, Rovi

Cast

Ken Uehara
as Masayuki Akazawa, the English teacher
Keiko Awaji
as Wakamaru, a geisha
Keiji Sada
as Tatsuya, street musician
Yuko Mochizuki
as Haruko Inoue

Crew

Keisuke Kinoshita
Director
Takashi Koide
Producer
Keisuke Kinoshita
Screenwriter
Chuji Kinoshita
Composer (Music Score)
Kimihiko Nakamura
Art Director
Masaki Kobayashi
First Assistant Director
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