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Twenty-Four Eyes -- An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher’s unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality as she watches her pupils grow and deal with life’s harsh realities.
Twenty-Four Eyes -- An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher’s unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality as she watches her pupils grow and deal with life’s harsh realities.

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Director:
Writers:
Keisuke Kinoshita (screenplay)
Sakae Tsuboi (novel)
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Release Date:
15 September 1954 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi struggles to imbue her students with a positive view of the world and their place in it... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 9 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Another postwar japanese gem See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Hideki Gôko ... Isokichi Okada - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Itsuo Watanabe ... Takeichi Takeshita - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Makoto Miyagawa ... Kichiji Tokuda - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Takeo Terashita ... Tadashi Morioka - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Kunio Satô ... Nita Aizawa - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Hiroko Ishii ... Masuno Kagawa - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Yasuko Koike ... Misako Nishiguchi - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Setsuko Kusano ... Matsue Kawamoto - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Kaoko Kase ... Sanae Yamaishi - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Yumiko Tanabe ... Kotsuru Kabe - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Ikuko Kanbara ... Fujiko Kinoshita - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Hiroko Uehara ... Kotoe Katagiri - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Hitoshi Gôko ... Isokichi Okada - Honkô Jidai
Shirô Watanabe ... Takeichi Takeshita - Honkô Jidai
Jun'ichi Miyagawa ... Kichiji Tokuda - Honkô Jidai
Takeaki Terashita ... Tadashi Morioka - Honkô Jidai
Takeshi Satô ... Nita Aizawa - Honkô Jidai
Shisako Ishii ... Masuno Kagawa - Honkô Jidai
Akiko Koike ... Misako Nishiguchi in upper class
Sadako Kusano ... Matsue Kawamoto - Honkô Jidai
Kayoko Kase ... Sanae Yamaishi - Honkô Jidai
Naoko Tanabe ... Kotsuru Kabe - Honkô Jidai
Toyoko Ozu ... Fujiko Kinoshita - Honkô Jidai
Masako Uehara ... Kotoe Katagiri - Honkô Jidai
Yumeji Tsukioka ... Masuno
Toshiko Kobayashi ... Sanae
Kuniko Igawa ... Matsue
Takahiro Tamura ... Isokichi

Chishû Ryû ... Otoko Sensei
Shizue Natsukawa ... Ôishi Sensei no Haha
Kumeko Urabe ... Otoko Sensei no Tsuma
Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Yorozuya
Chieko Naniwa ... Meshiya no Kamisan
Ushio Akashi ... Kôchô
Hideyo Amamoto ... Ôishi Sensei no Otto
Toshio Takahara ... Chiririn'ya
Tokuji Kobayashi ... Matsue no Chichi
Toyo Takahashi ... Kobayashi Sensei (as Toyoko Takahashi)
Toyoko Shinohara ... Misako
Mayumi Minami ... Kotsuru
Kimiyo Ôtsuka ... Tamura Sensei
Tazuko Kusaka ... Matsue no Haha
Kazuko Motohashi ... Masuno no Haha
Rei Miura ... Takeichi
Yasukuni Toida ... Kichiji
Yoshikazu Ôtsuki ... Tadashi
Tatsuo Shimizu ... Nita
Yoshiko Nagai ... Kotoe
Shôsuke Oni ... Kyôin
Nobuo Takagi ... Kyôin
Tsutomu Uemura ... Kyôin
Kayoko Terada ... Kangofu
Toshiyuki Yashiro ... Ôishi Sensei no Ko - Daikichi
Yutaka Yashiro ... Ôishi Sensei no Ko - Daikichi - Yônenki
Naoji Kinoshita ... Jinan - Namiki
Hisayuki Ukita ... Jinan - Namiki - Yônenki
Keiko Gôko ... Chôjo - Yatsu

Hideko Takamine ... Ôishi Sensei
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Directed by
Keisuke Kinoshita 
 
Writing credits
Keisuke Kinoshita (screenplay)

Sakae Tsuboi (novel)

Produced by
Ryôtarô Kuwata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chûji Kinoshita 
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Kusuda 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshi Sugihara 
 
Art Direction by
Kimihiko Nakamura 
 
Set Decoration by
Ushitaro Shimada 
 
Costume Design by
Eikichi Hayashi 
 
Production Management
Masaharu Kokaji .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshirô Kawagashira .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kakuzô Sasu .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Shûzô Horikawa .... sound mixer
Hideo Nishizaki .... sound recordist
Hisao Ôno .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kyôichi Arano .... assistant photographer
Kiyoharu Sudô .... assistant camera
Ryôzô Toyoshima .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Yoshio Nakahara .... film development
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nijûshi no hitomi" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
156 min | USA:116 min (cut)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Violence at Noon (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Another postwar japanese gem, 2 July 2003
Author: rufasff from Los Angeles CA

Compared to a film like "Pigs And Battleships", or even "I Live In Fear"; Kinoshita's film is a middlebrow, mainstream, even sentimental take on the Japan's war years and it's aftermath.

Still, the film is graceful and touching, with what Pauline Kael called "concealed art." Kinoshita's approach seems to be to take potently maudlin situations, and film them from an objective distance; with as direct and simple emotion as possible.

This may short change the great Takamine a bit; we seem to be an hour into the film before the great actress receives a close up. Still, her performaces gains power as the film goes on.

Though politics are kept in the background, as perhaps they had to in a Japanese film of this nature; but there is an anger lurking in the backgroud; an inditement of a culture that would waste the strength of it's woman and worse; reduce it's men to cannon fodder. Was it something in Japanese life; rather than just it's military, that led to it's disasters? Even the country's great filmmakers seem hesitant to speculate. In any event, another strong film of interest to all those who have fallen under the spell of great Japanese film.

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