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Hideko, the Bus Conductor (1941)

Hideko no shashô-san (original title)
Okoma, a young lady working as a conductor with a bus company in Kofu Yamanashi, has an idea for her bus that could avert the dwindling number of passengers.

Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writers:

Masuji Ibuse (story), Mikio Naruse (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hideko Takamine ... Okoma, the bus conductress
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Sonoda - the bus driver (as Keita Fujiwara)
Daijirô Natsukawa Daijirô Natsukawa ... Gonji Igawa - the novelist
Tamae Kiyokawa Tamae Kiyokawa ... Innkeeper
Yôtarô Katsumi Yôtarô Katsumi ... Kohoku Line Bus owner
Keiji Sakakida Keiji Sakakida ... Bus customer
Hiroshi Yamagawa Hiroshi Yamagawa
Hisaharu Matsubayashi Hisaharu Matsubayashi
Kimiko Hayashi Kimiko Hayashi ... Office worker
Tsuruko Mano Tsuruko Mano ... Okoma's mother
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Okoma, a young lady working as a conductor with a bus company in Kofu Yamanashi, has an idea for her bus that could avert the dwindling number of passengers.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 September 1941 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hideko, Hospedeira de Autocarro See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Plovers Living on Sashido No-Iso Sing
31 December 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Hideko Takamine is a conductress on a shabby bus in the countryside. She greets the passengers, takes their fares, and thanks them when they leave. Business is poor; a competing company has new, clean buses. Cheerful Hideko ropes her driver and a visiting writer into writing a script about local sights for her recite as they travel along their route. Little do they know that their money-grubbing boss has plans that will ruin their happiness. For the moment, they are content.

For Mikio Naruse, with his stories of small tragedies in a constantly changing Japan, this short feature is as good a life as it can get for the little people he cares about. They are kind, well-meaning people who wish to be moral. Happiness is such a fleeting emotion. Perhaps we should all learn to be satisfied with that.


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