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A MOTHER NEVER DIES (Haha wa Shinazu) (1942) * with switchable English subtitles *

Mikio Naruse Writers: Katsuhito Inomata (screenplay), Sensuke Kawauchi Takako Irie ... Sadayo Yukiko Todoroki Yukiko Todoroki ... Yumiko Ichirô Sugai Ichirô Sugai ... Sugai Hideo Saito Hideo Saito ... Shûgo Kamatari Fujiwara Kamatari Fujiwara ... Uemura (as Keita Fujiwara) Sadako Sawamura Sadako Sawamura ... Uemura's wife Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita Masaru Kodaka Masaru Kodaka Kaoru Itô Kaoru Itô Jun Maki Jun Maki Yônosuke Toba Yônosuke Toba Eitarô Shindô Eitarô Shindô Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu Kenji Asada Kenji Asada Hyô Kitazawa Hyô Kitazawa
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Sadayo loses his job, forcing him and his family to move to a poor neighborhood. While he resolutely works his way back into respectability, his wife grows ill. To avoid being a burden, she kills herself, leaving a note urging her husband to make the boy into a great man, a good Japanese man. As Irie doggedly advances, he grows more humble; the son, however, forgets his mother's message, even as he remembers her love, and grows to have a sense of entitlement. 

DVD-R is in Japanese with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 103 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  

 

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