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Boyhood (1951)

Shônenki (original title)
When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are ostracized by their new community.

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Cast

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Akiko Tamura ...
Mother
Akira Ishihama ...
Ichirô
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Father
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Teacher Shimomura
Toshiko Kobayashi ...
Toyo, Maid
Mutsuko Sakura ...
Mrs. Yamazaki
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Furukawa
Ryûji Kita ...
Head master
Junji Masuda ...
Yamazaki
Eiko Miyoshi ...
General store lady
Eiko Takamatsu ...
General store lady
Kazui Nihonmatsu ...
Teacher Kuraki
Tetsuo Nozawa ...
Jirô
Takenori Kinoshita ...
Saburô
Shinobu Kinoshita ...
Yamazaki's daughter
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When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are ostracized by their new community.

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12 May 1951 (Japan)  »

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Interesting look at a Japanese family's struggles during WWII
6 January 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting drama made just a few years after the end of World War II that looked at the toll the war effort took on some civilians, specifically this one family from Tokyo that evacuated out to the countryside during the last year of the war. The father is a professor and a pacifist whose liberal sympathies end up costing him his job. Icharo, the oldest of the three sons, is caught between his love for his father and his desire to fit in at his new school, which is becoming increasingly militaristic as the war gets worse for Japan. The movie is beautifully shot and has an elegiac tone. I particularly liked the soundtrack which featured lots of propagandistic songs which were used to ironically comment on the hardships suffered by the characters.


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