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