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Mother (1952)

06/12/1952 (JP) Drama 1h 38m
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Okaasan is the story of a poor, working class mother with a sick husband who sacrifices herself to support her family in suburban Tokyo. The film defines "Shomin Geki," a Japanese film genre that features realistic depiction of the economic underclass, told with elements of light comedy and melodrama. Okaasan is the best-known work of director Mikio Naruse, hailed by Japanese film historians as an equal of Kurosawa, Ozu and Mizoguchi, but under-appreciated in the West

  1. Mikio Naruse


  2. Yoko Mizuki


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kinuyo Tanaka

    Kinuyo Tanaka

    Masako Fukuhara

  2. Kyōko Kagawa

    Kyōko Kagawa

    Toshiko Fukuhara

  3. Eiji Okada

    Eiji Okada

    Shinjiro Hirai

  4. Akihiko Katayama

    Akihiko Katayama

    Susumu Fukuhara

  5. Daisuke Katō

    Daisuke Katō

    Sokichi Kimura

  6. Yônosuke Toba

    Yônosuke Toba

    Naosuke Fukuhara

  7. Masao Mishima

    Masao Mishima

    Ryosuke Fukuhara

  8. Chieko Nakakita

    Chieko Nakakita

    Noriko Kurihara

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Original Title おかあさん

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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