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Films with: Ikeda, Tadao

Chichi arikii There was a father /
After the death of his wife, a school teacher raises his son alone in Kanazawa. One day the father accompanies his students on a field trip and one of the students is fatally injured. Taking responsibility for the accident, the father puts his son in a boarding school and goes to work in a factory in Tokyo. The son grows up to become a teacher and eventually meets his father again. He expresses his desire to quit his job, move to Tokyo and live together with his father. The father is horrified at this idea and admonishes his son to return to his work and not put his own feelings above his responsibilities.
DVD 9072
Dekigokoro
Set in a crowded city tenement, a story of contrasts depicting an illiterate, lighthearted brewery worker, who is also a single father to a young, educated son. Their relationship is complicated when a woman becomes involved.
DVD 8522
Hitori musuko Only son /
The story examines the motherly love of a peasant woman who gives up everything so that her son can receive education in Tokyo. Ten years later, the mother pays her son a visit in Tokyo, believing that he has become a successful young man. However, upon arrival, she is bitterly disappointed to find out that her son is working as a night-school teacher and living in poverty with his family.
DVD 9084
Kinoshita and World War II
[Disc 1]: Port of flowers ( Hana saku minato ) -- Two con men arrive in a seaside town to swindle the locals, but soon they have a crisis of conscience (1943) [Disc 2]: The living magoroku ( Ikite iru Magoroku ) -- Under pressure form neighbors, a wealthy family must decide if they want to cultivate soil that hasn't been tilled for centuries in order to aid the war effort. (1943) [Disc 3]: Jubilation street ( Kanko no machi ) -- A close community must evactuate their beloved neighborhood. (1944) [Disc 4]: Army (Rikugun) -- A young man is shipped off to war, and his mother and father have different reactions. (1944) [Disc 5]: Morning for the Osone family ( Osone-ke ashita ) -- After Japan's unconditional surrender, this family drama functions as an angry indictment of Japanese imperialism. (1946).
DVD 10794