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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

01/26/2008 (JP) FamilyDrama 2h 13m

An inspiring story of a mother's courage in a time of war.


Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her two daughters with the support of Shigeru's sister Hisako and Shigeru's ex-student Yamazaki, but her husband does not return. WWII breaks out and casts dark shadows on the entire country, but Kayo still tries to keep her cheerful determination, and sustain the family with her love. This is an emotional drama of a mother and an eternal message for peace.

  1. Yoji Yamada

    Director, Writer

  2. Teruyo Nogami


  3. Emiko Hiramatsu


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mirai Shida

    Mirai Shida

    Hatsuko Nogami

  2. Tadanobu Asano

    Tadanobu Asano

    Yamazaki Toru

  3. Chieko Baisho

    Chieko Baisho

    Hatsuko Nogami

  4. Denden



  5. Sayuri Yoshinaga

    Sayuri Yoshinaga

    Kayo Nogami

  6. Mitsuru Fukikoshi

    Mitsuru Fukikoshi

    Shigeru Nogami

  7. Keiko Toda

    Keiko Toda

    Teruyo Nogami

  8. Daisuke Gôri

    Daisuke Gôri


  9. Koen Kondo

    Koen Kondo


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Kabei: Our Mother
Kabei: Our Mother

Original Title 母べえ

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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