Mother

(1952)
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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

    Director

  2. Yoko Mizuki

    Screenplay

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Original Title Okaasan

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 12, 1952
    Theatrical

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 38m

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