Twenty-Four Eyes

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Overview

This gentle, sensitive Japanese drama features Hideko Takamine as a schoolteacher who begins her long career in 1927. The film follows the woman's progress through World War II and also traces the individual destinies of her first 12 pupils. The emphasis is on the maintenance of traditional Japanese values in the face of an increasingly militaristic government and how the effort to remain loyal to those values affects the teacher, her husband, and her students. As everyone grows older, ideals are shattered and ...
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Overview

This gentle, sensitive Japanese drama features Hideko Takamine as a schoolteacher who begins her long career in 1927. The film follows the woman's progress through World War II and also traces the individual destinies of her first 12 pupils. The emphasis is on the maintenance of traditional Japanese values in the face of an increasingly militaristic government and how the effort to remain loyal to those values affects the teacher, her husband, and her students. As everyone grows older, ideals are shattered and compromised, and beauty is subjugated to ugliness. The film closes with an emotional reunion scene that evokes memories of similarly structured Hollywood historical dramas. Filmed in 1954, 24 Eyes was not released outside of Japan until 1957. Its U.S. premiere occurred in 1960; its television debut took place 14 years later on PBS.
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Special Features

New, restored high-defintion digital transfer; New video interview with Japanese cinema historian and critic Tadao Sato about the film and its Director; Theatrical teasers; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Audie Bock and an excerpt from a 1955 interview with Kinoshita
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • UPC: 715515031325
  • Original Release: 1954
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / B&W
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 2:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,797

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hideko Takamine Hisako Oishi
Yumeji Tsukioka Masuno Kagawa
Takahiro Tamura Isokichi Isoda
Toshiko Kobayashi Sanae Yamaishi
Nijiko Kiyokawa
Chieko Naniwa
Ushio Akashi
Eisei Amamoto Hisako's husband
Chishu Ryu Teacher
Kuniko Igawa
Hideki Goko
Technical Credits
Keisuke Kinoshita Director, Screenwriter
Chuji Kinoshita Score Composer
Hiroyuki Kusuda Cinematographer
Ryotaro Kuwata Producer
Kimihiko Nakamura Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Twenty Four Eyes
1. Shodoshima [4:46]
2. Modern [4:31]
3. Lines [3:31]
4. Attendance [4:29]
5. Bonding [3:04]
6. Worries [5:11]
7. Seashore [5:13]
8. Substitute [3:14]
9. Visit [12:12]
10. Problem [1:58]
11. Waves [6:17]
12. Officer [6:23]
13. Lily [5:39]
14. Red [7:15]
15. Passage [6:31]
16. Steps [8:04]
17. Hopes [6:18]
18. Duty [4:02]
19. Quitting [4:37]
20. Adrift [6:32]
21. Losses [12:44]
22. Announcement [6:05]
23. Persimmon [2:30]
24. Returning [2:19]
25. Markers [4:08]
26. Faces [5:06]
27. Remember [6:36]
28. Bars [6:33]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Twenty Four Eyes
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Tadao Sato Interview
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   Theatrical Teaser 1
   Theatrical Teaser 2
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    This is a lovely movie about the loss of innocence in Japan befo

    This is a lovely movie about the loss of innocence in Japan before WWII and the pressures on school teachers to train the students in a small fishing village to give everything to the emperor.

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