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1959

Nazukete Sakura

Her Name Was Sakura

名づけてサクラ

Release Date
March, 3rd, 1959
Running Time
93 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

Born of a black father and a Japanese mother, Sakura was adopted by a black family who took her to America but had no real affection for child. Finally, unable to stand life with her foster parents any longer, she runs away to make the long journey back to Japan alone.
However, in Japan there's none awaiting Sakura except Yuri who had befriended her when they were both in America. And it is Yuri, who decides she must arrange for Sakura to meet her real mother, if only for a moment.
On seeing Kyoko, Sakura knows instinctively that she is her mother. But Kyoko pushes her aside runs into her house, slams the door behind her, and calls the police to ask them to remove the child.
A few days later, a ship pulls out of Yokohama. A forlorn passenger is Sakura, who weeps silently, not knowing that Kyoko has cried out frantically: "Sakura! Please forgive me!"

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959.2.3】

[ Contact (International) ]

Nikkatsu Corporation
International Sales

3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Attn: KAWAI Emico, FURUKAWA Mami, KATO Taku, SUNG Tzwei
tel: +81 3 5689 1014
fax: +81 3 5689 1044
E-mail: international@nikkatsu.co.jp
https://intl.nikkatsu.com

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