A nostalgia filled film of life in a Fukuoka coal town
opbou from Australia
3 December 2011
This film follows the lives of two families in a small mining town in
Fukuoka Prefecture in the sixties through to the seventies.
The film begins with Mamoru and his mother Michiyo returning to her
home town following a divorce. On arrival Mamoru finds it hard to fit
in as an outsider until defended and befriended by Shinsan.
What follows is a story about the two families and how each adapt to
the tragedies and the often hard personal circumstances with which they
I found this an excellent film, filled with nostalgia for a simpler, if
not harsher life.
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