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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
"Kâbê" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  26 January 2008 (Japan)
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

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Yamazaki Toru
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Hatsuko Nogami
Chieko Baishô ...
Hatsuko Nogami - adult
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Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Kayo Nogami
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Rei Dan
Daisuke Gôri
Keiko Toda ...
Teruyo Nogami - adult
Takashi Sasano
Tsurube Shôfukutei ...
Senkichi Fujioka
Umenosuke Nakamura
Kôen Kondô
Hideji Ôtaki
Tokie Hidari
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

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$3,072 (USA) (8 May 2009)

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$13,579 (USA) (10 July 2009)
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To all Mothers
27 July 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

A Chinese scholar who criticizes harshly the arrogant nationalist, warmongering policies of the ruling clique around the emperor in pre-war Japan, is accused of being a 'communist' and jailed for life. His loving wife, who supports totally her husband and his ideas, is left alone to save her family from starvation. This movie is a huge statue erected in praise of the role of the mother in the history of mankind. Sayuri Yoshinaga is not less than sublime in the title role and it was a monumental scandal that she didn't get an Asian Oscar for the best female role in 2009. It went to a young girl with very limited acting potential.

This deeply moving and most 'human' feature is a must see for all 'true children' on earth.


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