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No Regrets for Our Youth ()

Waga seishun ni kuinashi (original title)
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The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

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Yukie Yagihara
Susumu Fujita ...
Ruykichi Noge
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Professor Yagihara, Yukie' father
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Madame Noge, Ryukichi's mother
Eiko Miyoshi ...
Madame Yagihara, the prodessor's wife
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Mr. Noge, Ryukichi's father
Akitake Kôno ...
Itokawa
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Police Commissioner 'Poison Strawberry' Dokuichigo
Taizô Fukami ...
Minister of Education
Masao Shimizu ...
Professor Hakozaki
Haruo Tanaka ...
Student
Kazu Hikari ...
Detective
Hisako Hara ...
Itokawa's Mother
Shin Takemura ...
Prosecutor
Tateo Kawasaki ...
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Fusako Fujima ...
Old Woman
Sayuri Tanima ...
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Itoko Kôno ...
Lady
Chieko Nakakita ...
Lady
Ichirô Chiba ...
Student
Isamu Yonekura ...
Student
Noburo Takagi ...
Student
Hiroshi Sano ...
Student

Directed by

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Akira Kurosawa

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Eijirô Hisaita ... (screenplay)
 
Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay)
 
Akira Kurosawa ... () (uncredited)
 
Keiji Matsuzaki ... (screenplay)
 
Keiji Matsuzaki ... () (uncredited)

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Keiji Matsuzaki ... producer

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Tadashi Hattori

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Asakazu Nakai

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Akira Kurosawa

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Toshio Gotô ... negative cutter

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Keiji Kitagawa

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Keiji Kitagawa

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Ryô Takei ... in charge of production

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Hiromichi Horikawa ... chief director
Ko Horiuchi ... assistant director
Akitoshi Maeda ... assistant director

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Ichirô Minawa ... sound effects editor
Isamu Suzuki ... sound

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Goichi Araki ... still photographer
Chôshirô Ishii ... lighting technician

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Yukie Kikuchi ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

In 1933, in Kyoto, academic freedom is under attack and the spoiled daughter of Professor Yagihara, Yukie Yagihara, is courted by the idealistic student Ruykichi Noge and by the tolerant Itokawa. When the academic freedom movement is crushed by the fascists, Professor Yagihara and the members of the Faculty of Law resign from their positions and Noge is arrested. Five years later, Noge visits Professor Yagihara and his family under the custody of the now Prosecutor Itokawa and tells them that he is going to China. Yukie decides to move alone to Tokyo and years later, she meets Itokawa in Tokyo and tells her that Noge is living in Tokyo. Yukie visits Noge and they become lovers. In 1941, Noge is arrested accused of being the ringleader of a spy network and Yukie is also sent to prison. When she is released, she decides to move to the peasant village where Noge's parents live and are blamed of being spies by the villagers. She changes her lifestyle and works hard with Madame Noge planting rice and earning the respect of her mother and father-in-law. With the end of the war, freedom is restored in the defeated Japan and the flowers blossom again. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • No Regrets for Lost Youth (World-wide, English title)
  • No Regrets for My Youth (World-wide, English title)
  • No Regrets for Our Youth (United States)
  • No Regrets for Our Youth (World-wide, English title)
  • Je ne regrette pas ma jeunesse (France)
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Trivia Filming in 1946, just after the war, many of the cast and crew were living very poor lives, going hungry quite often. One of the actors recalled a personal story of his stomach growling during filming, causing the scene to have to be shot again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995). See more »
Quotes Title Card: After the Manchurian Incident the militarists attempted to unify domestic opinions in order to realize their ambition to invade Asia. They denounced as "Red" any ideology that might hinder their policy. Professors and students fought the suppression. The Kyoto University Disturbance was one of their struggles for freedom.
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