Tragedy of Japan' DVD, Kinoshita Keisuke (1953), New & Sealed
At the close of the war, a widowed mother makes every possible sacrifice to bring up her ungrateful son and daughter. They gradually reject her in search for the material comforts she cannot provide by working as a maid at at an inn, and she commits suicide in despair. Although less known to foreign audiences and critics comparing to such fellow filmmakers as Kurosawa and Mizoguchi. Kinoshita Keisuke is in fact a more famous household figure in his native country. He is also the most prolific of his generation, turning out 49 films throughout his career, many of which were huge hits and award winners. Tragedy of japan is a powerful criticism of postwar ruthless individualism and stands as one of the best films by this human and stylish master.
Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Keiko Awaji .... Wakamaru, a geisha
Yôko Katsuragi .... Haruko's daughter
Yûko Mochizuki .... Haruko Inoue
Keiji Sada .... Tatsuya, street musician
Sanae Takasugi .... Mrs. Akazawa
Masami Taura .... Haruko's son
Ken Uehara .... Masayuki Akazawa, the English teacher
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Colour: Black & White
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: Chinese / English / (All Removable)
Runtime: 116 Mins.