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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Kâbê (original title)
Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

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Yamazaki Toru
Mayumi Tanaka
Chieko Baishô ...
Hatsuko Nogami - adult
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Hatsuko Nogami
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Kayo Nogami
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Keiko Toda ...
Teruyo Nogami - adult
Tetsuya Igawa
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Michie Tomizawa
Daisuke Gôri ...
Man Talking to Toru
Tsurube Shôfukutei ...
Senkichi Fujioka
Rei Dan ...
Hisako
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Hajime Nikaido
Takashi Sasano
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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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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
17 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yoji Yamada is one of today's most brilliant directors. I have really enjoyed his period pieces, which have brought back fun memories of classic Samurai movies. Yamada has a subtle and quiet voice which he usually uses well. Kabei: Our Mother seemed like it came from a different director altogether. Set out like a series of memoirs, the film relied heavily on an intrusive narration and episodic structure. I never felt at ease, or intrigued, by the films pace. There were segments I enjoyed, most involving Asano, who kept his emotions in the open without making them obvious. The end was also very melodramatic, with screaming and crying forcing their way in. It was all very 'bitty', but each individual 'bit' had something to enjoy.


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