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Kabei [DVD] [2008]

Release Date:09/08/2009

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    Veteran Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada's 80th feature film concerns a mother living in 1940s-era Tokyo who is forced to care for her two daughters alone after her husband is jailed for expressing reformist views on the Japanese invasion of China. Professor Shigeru Nogami (Mitsugoro Bando) is an outspoken man with some particularly unpopular political views, and for his role in speaking out against the Japanese invasion of China he is promptly jailed. In the wake of his imprisonment, Professor Nogami's devoted wife, Kayo (aka Kabei, played by Sayuri Yoshinaga), is suddenly relegated to the status of single mother. As Kayo does the best to care for the couple's two young daughters, her stern policeman father (Umenosuke Nakamura) proves little help. Thankfully for Kayo and the two children, the people of the neighborhood are more concerned with the well-being of her family than her husband's political views. One of the professor's former students in particular, the clumsy but well-meaning Yamasaki (Tadanobu Asano), does his best to ensure that the Nogami family is properly cared for until the day his mentor can return. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Sayuri Yoshinaga
      Sayuri Yoshinaga - Kayo
    • Tadanobu Asano
      Tadanobu Asano - Toru Yamasaki
    • Rei Dan
      Rei Dan
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      Tsurubei Shofukutei - Senkichi Fujioka
    • Miku Sato
      Miku Sato - Teruyo Nogami

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