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Jinsei no onimotsu (1935)

An aging couple truffle to pay for their daughter's marriages while keeping their much younger son from feeling left out.

Director:

Heinosuke Gosho

Writer:

Akira Fushimi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Shozo Fukushima
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Tamako Fukushima
Masao Hayama ... Hirokazu Fukushima
Yoshiko Tsubouchi ... Takako Komiyama
Kinuyo Tanaka ... Itsuko Kuriyama
Kenji Ôyama Kenji Ôyama ... Tetsuo Komiyama
Tokuji Kobayashi Tokuji Kobayashi ... Shunkichi Kuriyama
Mitsuyo Mizushima Mitsuyo Mizushima ... Machiko
Shin Saburi ... Kimimasa Hashimoto
Arai Atsushi Arai Atsushi
Chôko Iida ... Okane
Shozaburo Abe Shozaburo Abe ... Yosaku
Reikô Tani Reikô Tani
Yoko Kozakura Yoko Kozakura ... Yoko, waitress
Kiyoko Rokugo Kiyoko Rokugo
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An aging couple truffle to pay for their daughter's marriages while keeping their much younger son from feeling left out.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 December 1935 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Burden of Life See more »

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Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Century of Cinema: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) See more »

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Family Dramedy
12 August 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Tatsuo Saitô and Mitsuko Yoshikawa have married off the third of three daughters. Feeling the expense and too much liquor, he worries about their future, with their nine-year-old son, Masao Hayama. They're not young and he anticipates twenty years before the boy is independent. When he suggests that an education is no guarantee of a good life anymore -- there's a worry that hasn't grown out of date! -- and suggests that they apprentice him to a good trade, she accuses him of not loving his son and leaves for her daughter's home with the boy.

Heinosuke Gosho's family comedy is a mild but heartfelt tempest in a teapot, with several pleasantly drawn battles of the sexes, good performances and even a nicely drawn nightclub sequence in which Saitô encounters a couple of underlings out of his usual element. In sum total, it's a very pleasant if not particularly surprising effort.


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