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1966

Kaachan to 11nin no kodomo

Our Wonderful Years

かあちゃんと11人の子ども

Release Date
October, 1st, 1966
Running Time
106 min
Genre
Feature
Color
-
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

This film is based on the life of a real person, Tora Yoshida, who married at fourteen and after her husband was sent to the front raised eleven children all by herself. There were years of heart-break and poverty but, nonetheless, she carried on, raising her children to become good and responsible adults. The youngest daughter wrote a poem about her mother and it won the Prime Minister's Award, thus making both mother and child famous throughout Japan. Still alive, working hard, the real-life heroine of this films says: "I am the most fortunate mother in all Japan."

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1967 10.1】

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SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
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Attn: SATO Kiwamu
tel: +81-3-5550-1623
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http://www.shochikufilms.com

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