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Shin Yorokobi mo Kanashimi mo Ikutoshitsuki

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The Japanese title for this drama about human relationships, "(new) times of joys and sorrows," is descriptive of the story. Director Keisuke Kinoshita (director of the first, 1958 Ballad of Narayama) reprises the theme of a lighthouse keeper featured in his 1957 film of the same title (without the "new"). Rather than simply pick up where the characters and story left off, Kinoshita explores the relationships between a lighthouse keeper and his family and friends over many years. Yoshiaki (Go Kato) tends...more

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