Kabei: Our Mother

Synopsis: Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Yôji Yamada
Production: Strand Releasing
  14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min


- Our Mother


Kabei, Tobei's home!

Dad's nicknames, 'Kabei' for

Mom and 'Tobei' for himself...

probably came from his sense

of humor and affection for us.

What's the matter?

Those censors again.

And I tried to be as careful as I could.

Not Approved

'Don't write' is what it means.

How late are we with the rent?

Three months.

Oh, well... shall we sell some books?

We don't have to go that far.

Well manage.

Manage how?

If you think you can manage, you will.

Sayuri Yoshinaga

I guess that's all we can do.

Tadanobu Asano Rei Dan

Terumi! Come out and play!

Mirai Shida Miku Sato Keiko Toda

Let's play!


Your homework!



Tsurube Umenosuke Shofukutei Nakamura

A cat got run over!


Mitsugoro Bando


By the collier's!

Wait for me!

Based on the story by Teruyo Nogami

Yoji Yamada Emiko Hiramatsu

Executive Producer: Junichi

Sakomoto Produced by Teruki Matsumoto


Fukasawa Takashi Yajima

Mutsuo Naganuma

Art Director:
Mitsuo Degawa

You can start.

Bon apptit!

Kazumi Kishida

Takeshi Nakasu

Isao Tomita

Politician Resigns For

'Speaking Against Nation'

'Crusade' To Be Permitted

Iwao Ishii

Line Producer:
Tomohiko Saito

Takakazu Aiba

You promised you wouldn't read

the paper at dinner!

Directed by Yoji Yamada


What manners!

Wearing a scarf in the house!

I'm sensitive to cold.

I'm from Hiroshima.

Is it really warm there?

It's a fine place.

Bright sun, white sand, and green pines.

You can see the ocean from

the house he grew up in.

Open the window, and

all you can see is blue.

'The sea is so wide...

'The sea is so vast...

'There the moon rises...

'and there the sun sets. '

Our dinner table at home...

My sister 'Hatsu-bei' was 12.

I was 'Teru-bei'. I

was still only nine.

February 1940

Carry on.

It's freezing!

Let's go.

Wake up! Something's wrong.

I'll go. You get dressed.

Who is it?

Police. Open up!

Shigeru Nogami, you're coming with us.

I'm under arrest?

You're being detained.

Get ready.

Turn on a light!


Check behind, too.

I'm scared!

It's all right.

Come on.

Please! There are children here!

Shut up!

Let's go.

He'll be gone a while, Missus.

Do what Kabei says while

I'm gone, all right?

Don't worry about me.

I'll be back.

Your lunch.

Eat up. You'll be late.



At school, don't act

like anything's wrong.

Smile just like always.

Did Tobei do something bad?

No. He'd never do anything bad.

Then why did they tie him up?

Like a thief...

Stupid! He's not a thief!

What are you talking about?

You two know better

than anyone he's not bad.

Cheer up and get to school.

All right.

Come on.

I'll never forget that morning,

walking through the frost to school.

What'd you do, pal?

A kind of thought crime, I guess.

You're a red?

Can't have you sitting

by the pisser, can we.

Come here.

Excuse me.

They work you over bad?

Watch it!

From then on, my mother went to

the police station every day...

but was never allowed a visit.

Father? What brings you here?

Come in.

Come inside.

I don't have that much time.

But we can't talk here...

Kayo, why didn't you write

me a letter and tell me...

Shigeru had been arrested?

I'm a police officer!

I had to find out...

from the Prefectural Police.

It was very embarrassing!

I didn't want to cause trouble.

I've been keeping it as quiet as I can.

I opposed your marriage because...

I thought exactly this

kind of thing would happen.

I'm sorry you've been disturbed.

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