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1968

Koto no taiyo

No Greater Love Than This

孤島の太陽

Release Date
September, 21st, 1968
Running Time
106 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

Based on the life story of a real nurse, this film is about Hatsuko Araki (Fumie Kashiyama) who went to work on the small island of Okinoshima, at the southern tip of Shikoku. There was no doctor, and she found a very backward and suspicious people.
Little by little, however, she won their trust and though tempted to leave from time to time she persevered and was eventually more or less accepted by the islanders.
Many were suffering from an often fatal disease known as filaria, and Hatsuko determined to do something about it, went to the nearby government offices at Kochi, and organized a team of doctors to come and study the matter.
One, Dr. Takaoka (Homare Suguro), asked her to marry him and she accepted. But when she saw that the people really loved and needed her, she decided to sacrifice herself and remain there to serve them.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1969.12.1】

[ 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
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