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The Grass-Mowers



Kusa o karu musume

Release Date : October, 25th, 1961
Running Time : 87 min
Genre : Feature

Color : Color
Screening Format : -
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
Sound Processing : -

[ Directed by ] NISHIKAWA Katsumi

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[ Story ]

A heart-warming story which tells of the love between an 18-year-old country maiden, Moyoko, and an innocent 19-year-old farmer's son, Tokizo, who meet and fall in love during the autumn grass-mowing in the plains of North-eastern Japan.
The two are brought together in the old country fashion through match-makers, in this case through the leaders, both affectionately called "auntie," of the two grass-mowing groups which meet on the Tsugaru plains.
Members of the two groups, young and old, encourage the blossoming love which reaches a temporary lapse when Tokizo's romantic sentiments turn to more practical forms of affection. The incident in which Moyoko bites Tokizo's arm to escape from his embrace creates a commotion in both groups.
The situation changes when a young girl is found murdered in a nearby grove. "If the poor girl had had a husband, this wouldn't have happened to her," are the words of one of the leaders which Moyoko overhears. With the words ringing in her ears, Moyoko rushes into the arms of Tokizo and confesses how much she loves him. The following day sees the two lying close to each other on a sunny slope, making plans for the future.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1962.5.1】

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