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Warera no jidai

The Age of Our Own


Release Date
November, 25th, 1959
Running Time
98 min
Screening Format
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

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[ Story ]

Minami Yasuo, a college student, lives with Yuriko who has become the mistress of a foreigner named Wilson. Whenever Wilson comes, Yasuo spends his time in the tea-shop "La Gana."
Yasuo is asked by his brother Shigeru to teach French to Akiko, a young girl who is studying French songs. Yasuo then learns that he is the winner of an essay contest and will be offered a scholarship to study in France. Akiko, is now pregnant and Yasuo promises to break with Yuriko.
At Noriko's apartment he finds Wilson with whom he quarrels and tells Yuriko that he is finished with her.
Akiko now learns that she is suffering from tuberculosis and cannot have a baby. They go to then usual hotel but in the middle of the night, Yasuo is surprised by a strong smell of gas and finds that Akiko has attempted suicide.
Yasuo meets an Algerian who harbors bitter hatred toward France. His friendship with this man comes to the knowledge of the French Embassy and he loses his chance to study in France. Yuriko consoles him and persuades him to come back to her but he refuses.
Walking alone he looks at a railway bridge, and feels that the only thing for him is to commit suicide.
A train approaches but he walks on, with his back bent like a hunchback.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960.3.1】

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