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Boyhood (1951)

Shônenki (original title)
When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are ostracized by their new community.


Keisuke Kinoshita


Isoko Hatano (novel), Keisuke Kinoshita (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akiko Tamura Akiko Tamura ... Mother
Akira Ishihama Akira Ishihama ... Ichirô
Chishû Ryû ... Father
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... Teacher Shimomura
Toshiko Kobayashi Toshiko Kobayashi ... Toyo, Maid
Mutsuko Sakura Mutsuko Sakura ... Mrs. Yamazaki
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Furukawa
Ryûji Kita Ryûji Kita ... Head master
Junji Masuda ... Yamazaki
Eiko Miyoshi ... General store lady
Eiko Takamatsu Eiko Takamatsu ... General store lady
Kazui Nihonmatsu Kazui Nihonmatsu ... Teacher Kuraki
Tetsuo Nozawa Tetsuo Nozawa ... Jirô
Takenori Kinoshita Takenori Kinoshita ... Saburô
Shinobu Kinoshita Shinobu Kinoshita ... Yamazaki's daughter


When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are ostracized by their new community.

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Drama | War







Release Date:

12 May 1951 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Boyhood See more »

Filming Locations:

Suwa, Nagano, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Interesting look at a Japanese family's struggles during WWII
6 January 2014 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

This is an interesting drama made just a few years after the end of World War II that looked at the toll the war effort took on some civilians, specifically this one family from Tokyo that evacuated out to the countryside during the last year of the war. The father is a professor and a pacifist whose liberal sympathies end up costing him his job. Icharo, the oldest of the three sons, is caught between his love for his father and his desire to fit in at his new school, which is becoming increasingly militaristic as the war gets worse for Japan. The movie is beautifully shot and has an elegiac tone. I particularly liked the soundtrack which featured lots of propagandistic songs which were used to ironically comment on the hardships suffered by the characters.

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