- Release Date
- September, 15th, 1970
- Running Time
- 88 min
- Screening Format
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[ Story ]
Fukuzo (Frankie Sakai), Kato (lchiro Zaitsu) and Matsuko (Kayako Sono), Kato's wife, are operating the "Kurenai Sightseeing Service" in Tokyo. Fukuzo and Kato were comrades during the war. One day Fukuzo guides Harumi (Tanie Kitabayashi), an old woman, to the Yasukuni Shrine where the souls of fallen soldiers are enshrined. Finding she has no place to go, Fukuzo carries her to his shack by the sea.
One night when they come out of a cheap bar, a young pregnant woman named Tsuneko (Yuki Jono) clings to Fukuzo, taking him for her missing husband. She came to Tokyo from Shikoku to look for her husband, has no money and no place to go, so Fukuzo takes her to his shack. Then she removes a cushion from under her dress, saying that it is a means of keeping the wolves away.
The next day Fukuzo takes the old woman to a home for the aged, but in the evening she returns accompanied by a 17-year-old homeless girl. She really is pregnant, but doesn't even know the name of the baby's father.
Knowing that the old woman wants money to construct a tomb for her son, Fukuzo and Kato plan to steal it from the shrine's offertory box and Fukuzo and Kate are arrested and imprisoned.
They are released after one year and want to lead a carefree life on their own but, they see the old woman, Tsuneko, the 17-year-old girl and Matsuko waiting for them. So the six of them, plus the young man and the baby born to the young girl begin to live in an abandoned bus in a junkyard, very poor, but happy.
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1971 14.1】
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