Nihon No Higeki

Overview

Having lost her husband in the war, Haruko Inoue (wonderfully played by Yuko Mochizuki) struggles to raise her children. Making innumerable sacrifices for them, including prostituting herself, Haruko decides to send them to live with her brother in Tokyo. Her daughter becomes compromised in a flirtation with a teacher and Haruko rushes to the city. Once in Tokyo, she realizes her children could not love her less and have no respect for her and her sacrifices. Entirely destroyed by this shattering of her ...
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Overview

Having lost her husband in the war, Haruko Inoue (wonderfully played by Yuko Mochizuki) struggles to raise her children. Making innumerable sacrifices for them, including prostituting herself, Haruko decides to send them to live with her brother in Tokyo. Her daughter becomes compromised in a flirtation with a teacher and Haruko rushes to the city. Once in Tokyo, she realizes her children could not love her less and have no respect for her and her sacrifices. Entirely destroyed by this shattering of her illusions, she throws herself in front of a train.
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Special Features

Director's biography and filmography
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2008
  • EAN: 4895033729600
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Source: Panorama
  • Region Code: 123
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 60,443

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keiko Awaji Wakamaru, a geisha
Yoko Katsuragi Haruko's daughter
Yuko Mochizuki Haruko Inoue
Keiji Sada Tatsuya, street musician
Masami Taura
Ken Uehara Masayuki Akazawa, the English teacher
Technical Credits
Keisuke Kinoshita Director, Screenwriter
Chuji Kinoshita Score Composer
Masaki Kobayashi Asst. Director
Takashi Koide Producer
Hiroyuki Kusuda Cinematographer
Kimihiko Nakamura Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tragedy of Japan
2. Chapter 1 [10:28]
3. Chapter 2 [7:35]
4. Chapter 3 [14:18]
5. Chapter 4 [5:48]
6. Chapter 5 [9:33]
7. Chapter 6 [9:36]
9. Chapter 7 [10:59]
10. Chapter 8 [10:00]
11. Chapter 9 [9:25]
12. Chapter 10 [9:45]
13. Chapter 11 [11:06]
14. Chapter 12 [4:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tragedy of Japan
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   Chapters
   Subtitles
      Chinese
      English
   Director's Biography
   Filmography
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