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Kabei
     

Kabei

Director: Yoji Yamada

Cast: Mitsugoro Bando, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tadanobu Asano

 
Veteran Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada's 80th feature film concerns a mother living in 1940s-era Tokyo who is forced to care for her two daughters alone after her husband is jailed for expressing reformist views on the Japanese invasion of China. Professor Shigeru Nogami (Mitsugoro Bando) is an outspoken

Overview

Veteran Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada's 80th feature film concerns a mother living in 1940s-era Tokyo who is forced to care for her two daughters alone after her husband is jailed for expressing reformist views on the Japanese invasion of China. Professor Shigeru Nogami (Mitsugoro Bando) is an outspoken man with some particularly unpopular political views, and for his role in speaking out against the Japanese invasion of China he is promptly jailed. In the wake of his imprisonment, Professor Nogami's devoted wife, Kayo (aka Kabei, played by Sayuri Yoshinaga), is suddenly relegated to the status of single mother. As Kayo does the best to care for the couple's two young daughters, her stern policeman father (Umenosuke Nakamura) proves little help. Thankfully for Kayo and the two children, the people of the neighborhood are more concerned with the well-being of her family than her husband's political views. One of the professor's former students in particular, the clumsy but well-meaning Yamasaki (Tadanobu Asano), does his best to ensure that the Nogami family is properly cared for until the day his mentor can return.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
UPC:
0712267281626
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Strand Home Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:13:00
Sales rank:
52,090

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Trailers from Other Films by Strand Releasing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mitsugoro Bando Shigeru Nogami
Sayuri Yoshinaga Kayo
Tadanobu Asano Toru Yamasaki
Rei Dan Actor
Tsurubei Shofukutei Senkichi Fujioka
Miku Sato Teruyo Nogami
Mirai Shida Hatsuko Nogami
Keiko Toda Teruyo Nogami - Adult
Umenosuke Nakamura Kayo's Father

Technical Credits
Yoji Yamada Director,Screenwriter
Mitsuo Degawa Production Designer
Hiroshi Fukasawa Producer
Emiko Hiramatsu Screenwriter
Iwao Ishii Editor
Mutsuo Naganuma Cinematographer
Shinobu Sato Score Composer
Isao Tomita Score Composer
Takashi Yajima Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kabei
1. Censored Again [10:07]
2. A Thought Crime [11:26]
3. Cherry-Blossom Time [8:20]
4. Emperor Or Palace? [9:54]
5. Japan Will Rule the World [9:55]
6. A Traitor [13:08]
7. A Token of Thanks [2:45]
8. A Bed of Nails [4:49]
9. Unsettling Times [11:29]
10. December 8th, 1941 [7:59]
11. Telegram [12:43]
12. Yama [9:06]

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