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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Kâbê (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 January 2008 (Japan)
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director:

Yôji Yamada

Writers:

Teruyo Nogami (biography), Yôji Yamada (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Yamazaki Toru
Mayumi Tanaka
Mirai Shida ... Hatsuko Nogami
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Hatsuko Nogami - adult
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Sayuri Yoshinaga Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Kayo Nogami
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Man Talking to Toru
Keiko Toda ... Teruyo Nogami - adult
Michie Tomizawa
Rei Dan ... Hisako
Kumiko Nishihara
Takumi Tsutsui Takumi Tsutsui
Kôen Kondô
Mizuho Suzuki ... Hajime Nikaido
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Depicting the period in and around World War II in Japan, 'Our Mother' depicts the madness and inhumanity of what happens when a right-wing militaristic government takes over and drives a nation to annihilation. The tragedy not only strikes a nation as a whole, but comes to the doorsteps of a woman who is left alone and desperate with everyone for whom she cares and knows victimized by conservatism, jingoism, nationalism and arrogance. There is no respite. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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A Powerful Anti-War Drama
24 January 2020 | by mikghampSee all my reviews

This film tells a story and it is a dark one. But even amidst the fogs of war, militarism and conservatives ruining yet another country a mother's love is never-ending and never ceases to amaze. The main actress does a really good job of not overplaying her hands.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 January 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kabei: Our Mother See more »

Filming Locations:

Iida, Nagano, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,072, 10 May 2009

Gross USA:

$14,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,385,964
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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