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Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Nijûshi no hitomi (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 September 1954 (Japan)
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director:

Keisuke Kinoshita

Writers:

Keisuke Kinoshita (screenplay), Sakae Tsuboi (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideki Gôko ... Isokichi Okada - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Itsuo Watanabe Itsuo Watanabe ... Takeichi Takeshita - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Makoto Miyagawa Makoto Miyagawa ... Kichiji Tokuda - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Takeo Terashita Takeo Terashita ... Tadashi Morioka - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Kunio Satô Kunio Satô ... Nita Aizawa - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Hiroko Ishii Hiroko Ishii ... Masuno Kagawa - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Yasuko Koike Yasuko Koike ... Misako Nishiguchi - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Setsuko Kusano ... Matsue Kawamoto - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Kaoko Kase Kaoko Kase ... Sanae Yamaishi - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Yumiko Tanabe Yumiko Tanabe ... Kotsuru Kabe - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Ikuko Kanbara Ikuko Kanbara ... Fujiko Kinoshita - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Hiroko Uehara Hiroko Uehara ... Kotoe Katagiri - Bunkyôjô Jidai
Hitoshi Gôko Hitoshi Gôko ... Isokichi Okada - Honkô Jidai
Shirô Watanabe Shirô Watanabe ... Takeichi Takeshita - Honkô Jidai
Jun'ichi Miyagawa Jun'ichi Miyagawa ... Kichiji Tokuda - Honkô Jidai
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Storyline

Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi struggles to imbue her students with a positive view of the world and their place in it, despite the fact that she knows full well that most of them will die in the war. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 September 1954 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Twenty-Four Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Shodoshima, Kagawa, Japan

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Production Co:

Shôchiku Eiga See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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If you like Japanese horror movies...
29 August 2005 | by daniel_poeiraSee all my reviews

Whenever I tell someone about a Japanese movie called "24 Eyes", everyone asks me if it's a horror movie, because of the title and because of the recent boom of Japanese horror movie Hollywood remakes.

I always tell them that yes, it is a horror movie. It is a movie about a woman who is dissed by an entire town because she dared to ride in a bicycle. A movie about people who actually believe that fishing is more important than music. A movie about little children who prefer to die in a war than being poor like their parents.

What else could be more horrorific than all that? Black water dripping from a ceiling? A little girl walking backwards with hair covering her face?

I don't think so.


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