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KABEI – Our Mother

原題
母べえ
Original Title
KABEI - Our Mother
Production Year
2008
Running Time
132min
Genre
Color
Color
Director
Cast
Sayuri YOSHINAGA
Tadanobu ASANO
Mitsugoro BANDO

Introdcution
The latest film from Yoji Yamada depicts the strong bond between a mother and her family during WWII.
Synopsis
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.