During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for male workers is an increase of 100% of the production, but the female workers, led by the dedicated Tsuru Watanabe, ask the direction to surpass their goal from 50% to 70%. During the period, the women have to overcome illness and their personal problems to complete their quota.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The Information Section of the Japanese Navy, just after the success of Sanshiro Sugata
(1943) approached Akira Kurosawa
about making a film focusing on Zero fighter pilots. Due to budget issues at this stage in the war, he instead made "The Most Beautiful" (1944). See more
Referenced in Kurosawa: The Last Emperor