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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
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Mirai Shida ... Hatsuko Nogami
Rei Dan ... Hisako
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Hatsuko Nogami - adult
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Michie Tomizawa
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Man Talking to Toru
Sayuri Yoshinaga Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Kayo Nogami
Keiko Toda Keiko Toda ... Teruyo Nogami - adult
Mitsugorô Bandô Mitsugorô Bandô ... Shigeru 'Tobei'
Kôen Kondô
Tomie Kataoka Tomie Kataoka
Kumiko Nishihara Kumiko Nishihara
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Storyline

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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,579, 12 July 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shinzo Abe Hates It
30 September 2018 | by Stormy-TrumpSee all my reviews

Enough said?

The film shows motherly love, human interaction and reveals the military and war as evil as it should be.

A downer of a movie that has its important place.


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