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Setsuko Hara

  • Jun 17, 1920 - Sep 05, 2015 (age 95)
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Setsuko Hara passed away.
1962
Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki
MovieNov 3, 1962

Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki

After their lord is tricked into …
After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.
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1961
The End of Summer
MovieOct 29, 1961

The End of Summer

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery …
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.
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1960
Late Autumn
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MovieNov 13, 1960

Late Autumn

A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her …
A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.
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Musume tsuma haha
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MovieMay 28, 1960

Musume tsuma haha

The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a …
The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a large house and include the widowed sixty-year-old mother, older son and his wife, the youngest daughter and the older daughter who, while being married, is experiencing domestic problems and has moved back in. The latter woman's husband soon dies however making the move permanent. With life insurance money flowing in she not only can afford to pay rent, but also loan some cash to her brother who unbeknownst to his mother has taken on a loan from the bank with the house as collateral. The loan was needed as his wife's aunt's factory needs an infusion of funds.
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Robo no ishi
MovieMay 15, 1960

Robo no ishi

In Meiji era Japan a sixth grade boy is smart, likable and …
In Meiji era Japan a sixth grade boy is smart, likable and confident and owing to his academic success liked by his teacher. Things are not going well at home, however, where his father does not work leaving the mother to toil . With the boy's family having no money he cannot progress his education and has to drop out of school. A neighbour, who is a bookstore owner, offers the family money to allow the boy to continue his schooling, but the father is too proud to accept and rebuffs the offer forcing the boy to work.
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1959
Nippon tanjô
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MovieNov 1, 1959

Nippon tanjô

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century …
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected.
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1958
Tôkyô no kyûjitsu
MovieApr 15, 1958

Tôkyô no kyûjitsu

May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. …
May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being noticed. But she is spotted and the press has a field-day with the returning celebrity. Her hopes of rest shattered, she agrees to put on a large-scale fashion show.
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1957
Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen
MovieDec 17, 1957

Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen

In the third film out of four …
In the third film out of four adopted from a novel called Oban, which narrates the story of a trader, a man with a loan over his head decides to return to his hometown and become a farmer. When he returns to his hometown he again meets a woman he loved before again. The woman is now married and coincidentally simultaneously also back in the town. The man pretends he is something he is not.
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Saigo no dasso
MovieAug 18, 1957

Saigo no dasso

In the last film of Hara Setsuko's career involving wars, a …
In the last film of Hara Setsuko's career involving wars, a group of Japanese nursing students and their instructor played by Hara, is serving at an army camp in China. When Japan loses the war the group sets out to depart China, but en route back to Japan is captured by the Chinese and coerced to instead treat the Chinese army at a clinic. Caught with the group is also a Japanese doctor. When the Chinese army faction itself loses in battle the Japanese plan their escape.
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Tokyo Twilight
MovieApr 30, 1957

Tokyo Twilight

Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but …
Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.
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Ôban
MovieMar 5, 1957

Ôban

The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at …
The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at Tokyo Station in 1927. He was born in a poor area of Shikoku and at age 18 came across a beautiful girl named Kanako in his hometown. She was so pretty that he wrote her a love letter which became talk of town and, in turn, prompted him to flee to Tokyo. Upon arrival in the capital he works at a trading company and, given his good memory and skill, succeeds. One day he returns to his hometown only to find out that Kanako is married and living in Tokyo now.
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1956
Ani to sono musume
MovieSep 19, 1956

Ani to sono musume

In a household of three the husband is a salaryman who …
In a household of three the husband is a salaryman who lives with his younger sister and wife in Tokyo. He is returning home late in the evenings because he plays go, or a Japanese version of chess, with his boss. The wife and sister are unhappy about this. The man's co-worker advises him to stop the late evenings out with the boss, but the man cares less. His sister works at a foreign firm and speaks English. When a man who had earlier visited her workplace returns and asks her out for dinner, she rejects him by lying about a husband. He had made impolite comments about her in English during his earlier visit not realizing she understands him.
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Jôshû to tomo ni
MovieSep 11, 1956

Jôshû to tomo ni

The woman-only prison has a cast all with a story of their own …
The woman-only prison has a cast all with a story of their own and with no dull or routine day. There is an employee who is divorced after her husband had an affair. She loves the jailed criminals and almost sees them as family. One day at a workshop someone faints while working hard to make money because she has a poor boyfriend. Another inmate is knocked up Another is a mother and has her child with her.
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Shûu
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MovieJan 4, 1956

Shûu

This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse …
This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.
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1954
Sound of the Mountain
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MovieJan 15, 1954

Sound of the Mountain

The businessman Ogata …
The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together in the suburb with their wives Yasuko and Kikuko respectively. Shuichi has a love affair and a loveless marriage with Kikuko. Yasuko has dedicated her entire life to her family but Shingo married her only because her older sister had died. Kikuko is the pride and joy of Shingo and they are close to each other. Out of the blue, Shingo and Yasuko's daughter Fusako leaves her husband and arrives at Shingo's home with her two children. Shingo investigates and finds the address of Shuichi's lover. Meanwhile Kikuko goes to the hospital and Shingo learns that she was pregnant but decided to abort her child.
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1953
Tokyo Story
MovieNov 3, 1953

Tokyo Story

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; …
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.
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1952
Tokyo Sweetheart
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MovieJul 15, 1952

Tokyo Sweetheart

Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in …
Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine boys, a maker of costume jewelry, and a streetcorner artist all struggle to make their livings and to find happiness in difficult surroundings.
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1951
Meshi
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MovieNov 23, 1951

Meshi

Michiyo moved to Osaka two years ago, when her husband …
Michiyo moved to Osaka two years ago, when her husband Hatsunosuke who works at a stock brokerage was transfered from Tokyo. She wash, cook and clean 365 days a year. All the dreams and hopes she had when they got married five years ago seems to be gone. From here on we follow the everyday life of Mr. and Mrs. Okamoto.
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Early Summer
MovieOct 3, 1951

Early Summer

A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, …
A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.
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The Idiot
MovieMay 23, 1951

The Idiot

A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, …
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
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1950
Shirayuki-sensei to kodomo-tachi
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MovieJan 29, 1950

Shirayuki-sensei to kodomo-tachi

A grade school in Tokyo, …
A grade school in Tokyo, where students curse and gamble, has a pond on-premises with one particular teacher who is in charge and takes care of it. The pond holds a number of carp, but someone is snatching them. Amidst the student, one lives with his mother in poverty. The mother works at a factory whose owner is a member of the parent-teacher association and asks her son to help her employer's son to help with homework. Her son is not happy spending time doing this. Finally one day the teacher finds out who is stealing the carp when the poor boy finds out and reports it. It is a child who is not attending the school.
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1949
Late Spring
MovieSep 13, 1949

Late Spring

Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her …
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.
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Aoi sanmyaku
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MovieJul 19, 1949

Aoi sanmyaku

When a post-war high school girl is seen with an older boy many …
When a post-war high school girl is seen with an older boy many find the nontraditional notion unacceptable and try to trick the girl and also assail her right to continue the relationship. Cue her teacher who not only supports the girl, but encourages her pupils to do as they wish and ignore what society indoctrinates. Not everyone agrees with the teacher and her modern ideas however.
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Ojôsan kanpai
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MovieMar 9, 1949

Ojôsan kanpai

Goro is not Keizo's real brother, though he call Keizo "aniki" …
Goro is not Keizo's real brother, though he call Keizo "aniki" (brother). Goro was an orphan whose parents were killed in the war, and was raised and trained by Keizo.
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1948
Taifuken no onna
MovieSep 3, 1948

Taifuken no onna

A gang of 4 pirates, down on their luck, head for a weather …
A gang of 4 pirates, down on their luck, head for a weather-tracking station on an outlying island, intending to hold the weather-trackers hostage and raid their next incoming supply ship. at the station the weathermen tell them, however, that a serious typhoon is on the way and the ship will be delayed. holed up at the station while the typhoon rages round, the pirates manage to quarrel and ultimately kill each other off -- the slinky pirate moll (Hara) by stepping in front of a bullet meant for the station's clean-cut telegraph operator (Usami), from the gun of Hara's jealous lover (Yamamura).
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Yuwaku
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MovieFeb 25, 1948

Yuwaku

Mourning the death of her father, a grieving daughter (Hara, …
Mourning the death of her father, a grieving daughter (Hara, Setsuko) meets one of his students (Saburi, Shin) and the two set out to travel to Tokyo. The two share a room en route and subsequently the former student asks Hara to work for him as a maid given that his wife is confined to a sanitarium and she could use the help as well. The relationship that evolves from there, and the complication of there being another man as well, forms a dramatic story.
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1947
Sanbon yubi no otoko
MovieDec 9, 1947

Sanbon yubi no otoko

Being acquainted with the bride's uncle, a famed private …
Being acquainted with the bride's uncle, a famed private detective is invited to a wedding ceremony. The groom's family is moneyed and owns large tracts of land. The bride is a former teacher and was rumoured to have had an affair, which explains why the groom's family opposed the union. On the night of the ceremony the bride and groom are killed in a sealed room. There is evidence left, however, as there is a hand print on the wall albeit with only the trace of three fingers.
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Anjô-ke no butôkai
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MovieSep 27, 1947

Anjô-ke no butôkai

After Japan's loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo …
After Japan's loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The seemingly cold, cynical son secretly grieves for his defeated father and the values that the war destroyed, while the daughter tries to prevent father from taking his life and to find her own place in the new Japan.
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1946
No Regrets for Our Youth
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MovieOct 29, 1946

No Regrets for Our Youth

The daughter of a politically …
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.
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1945
Kita no san-nin
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MovieAug 5, 1945

Kita no san-nin

The story of an airport and its air traffic control crew in a …
The story of an airport and its air traffic control crew in a remote and northern Japanese town. Three of the air traffic controllers are female with one of them (Hara, Setsuko) working with her dead fiance's sister. The engaged man had gone to war and never returned.
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1943
Wakaki hi no yorokobi
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MovieJun 10, 1943

Wakaki hi no yorokobi

During World War II a young …
During World War II a young woman quits university and instead obtains a job at a magazine about film that her mentor set up for her. The mentor herself is an actress. Here the woman meets Hara Setsuko as a colleague. The work is hard however.
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Ahen senso
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MovieJan 14, 1943

Ahen senso

Two British brothers who are making money for their …
Two British brothers who are making money for their homeland are meeting buyers for opium in China. There is a police force to counter the dealers, but is not only ineffectual, but also corrupt and dealing in narcotics itself. Confronting the situation the government assigns an incognito bureaucrat to the issue. He confronts and arrests the police, but the bulk of the drugs is with the Britons.
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1942
Hawai · Maree oki kaisen
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MovieDec 3, 1942

Hawai · Maree oki kaisen

When a boy who is in the …
When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is antagonistic knowing the folly of war. When the younger man recruits his cousin to speak to the mother the enlisted man is successful and the mother relents. The younger cousin is soon in the navy and training to become a pilot. He graduates too, but one night loses his friend yet has no time to reflect on the event as japan draws nearer to war with the West. The pilot and his fellow pilots are told to embark on a mission, but initially not told their purpose or destination. Only later it is revealed that the destination is Hawaii, USA. Pearl Habour looms.
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Haha no chizu
MovieSep 3, 1942

Haha no chizu

Faced with loss of wealth, connections and status, a …
Faced with loss of wealth, connections and status, a formerly high-class family who lived in a large house with servants in Gunma, relocates to Tokyo joining a family member. All they can afford is a rental house, but remain happy just to be together. The elder son travels to China to build wealth by establishing a business. At the same time, a daughter receives a marriage proposal from a rich family's son. This disappoints a friend of her brother's who also had eyes on her compelling the man to also relocate to China. Soon, the family decides to relocate to China as well, having received word that the elder son is on the cusp of success and is even a father now.
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Midori no daichi
MovieApr 1, 1942

Midori no daichi

Set in Qingdao, China, a Japanese company locates an office …
Set in Qingdao, China, a Japanese company locates an office there and begins work and cooperation with a local Chinese company for business. Many Japanese engineers also move to China, with their families, for the company in order to construct a canal. There are young Chinese resisting the Japanese in this area.
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1941
Shidô monogatari
MovieOct 4, 1941

Shidô monogatari

In this semi-documentary, an older locomotive driver is tasked …
In this semi-documentary, an older locomotive driver is tasked with training younger ones and is currently training two in particular. The old man is finding the task overwhelming as it is hard work with practical lessons and classroom components. His wife has died, but he has three daughters with the oldest taking care of her younger siblings.
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Kêkkon no seitaî
MovieJul 30, 1941

Kêkkon no seitaî

A young newspaper and his lawyer brother have lost their …
A young newspaper and his lawyer brother have lost their parents. The reporter attends a painting exhibition one day with his friend and runs into two sisters who are his acquaintances. The girls run a tailor shop in Tokyo. They four have tea and chat. The sister's parents have died and, as such, the older sister is protective of the younger while both are dotted on by their grandmother. The younger sister (played by Hara) loves books and reading and coincidentally so does the reporter. He is visited by the younger sister one night who wishes to borrow a book. They hit it off and begin to go steady.
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1940
Totsugu hi made
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MovieMar 20, 1940

Totsugu hi made

A father with no wife has three daughters with the oldest …
A father with no wife has three daughters with the oldest one (played by Hara Setsuko) at the age to be married off, which means the man needs to re-marry in order for someone to take care of him and his daughters. With the eldest and father now married, there is tension and an uncomfortable distance between the two remaining daughters and the mother-in-law. The man admonishes his daughters and notices that his middle daughter is hiding a photograph of her mother that she talks to every day. The father takes the photo away from his daughter.
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Toyuki
MovieFeb 7, 1940

Toyuki

Shot mostly in Tokyo, this comedy depicts two Chinese tourists …
Shot mostly in Tokyo, this comedy depicts two Chinese tourists who have travelled from their country to Japan in order to experience the latter country.
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Hikari to kage (go)
MovieJan 18, 1940

Hikari to kage (go)

A professor finds himself beyond busy with his work and has …
A professor finds himself beyond busy with his work and has been neglectful of his fiance (played by Hara Setsuko). He cannot find the time to properly socialize with her or take her on a date. Consequently, the relationship becomes rocky. The professor meets a woman who has lost her baby due to an illness. He is friendly towards her, she comes to believe that he is interested in her and proposes to him. The professor's fiance simultaneously gains the interest of another man.
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1939
Onna no kyôshitsu - Chû-kôhen
MovieSep 30, 1939

Onna no kyôshitsu - Chû-kôhen

Seven students apprentice to …
Seven students apprentice to become medical doctors under the guidance of a physician in the World War II era. The two-part movie series features a cast of Japan's most famous stars of the World War II era, which includes Hara Setsuko and a script with a nod to the military policies and ambitions of the country's imperial army of the time.
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Onna no kyôshitsu - Gakkô no maki: Nanatsu no omokage
MovieAug 31, 1939

Onna no kyôshitsu - Gakkô no maki: Nan…

Onna no kyôshitsu - Gakkô …
Onna no kyôshitsu - Gakkô no maki: Nanatsu no omokage is a 1939 drama film directed by Yutaka Abe.
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Shanhai rikusentai
MovieMay 20, 1939

Shanhai rikusentai

A documentary style film that depicts the battle in …
A documentary style film that depicts the battle in Shanghai during World War II using the city and its actual ruins as an actual backdrop to the narrative. The realism extended to the use of actual armaments and a tank as film devices. The film features Japanese star Hara Setsuko playing the role of a Chinese maiden.
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Chushingura (Zen)
MovieApr 21, 1939

Chushingura (Zen)

Lord Asano rejects a bribe solicitation from Lord Kita …
Lord Asano rejects a bribe solicitation from Lord Kita and in so doing strikes Kita, a serious breach of feudal law. Asano is by law forced to commit ritual suicide, or seppuku. His forty-seven loyal samurai under his chamberlain Oishi are left masterless, pondering what, if anything, can be done to restore honor to their beloved Lord Asano.
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1937
The Daughter of the Samurai
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MovieFeb 4, 1937

The Daughter of the Samurai

Teruo is an adopted son of …
Teruo is an adopted son of an old samurai family that returns to Japan after living in Germany and is expected to marry Mitsuko. But he's struggling to readjust to Japan and intends to marry an Aryan woman.
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1936
Kōchiyama Sōshun
MovieApr 30, 1936

Kōchiyama Sōshun

This movie is about a young stall owner called Onami and her …
This movie is about a young stall owner called Onami and her troublesome brother. It all starts when her brother takes a small knife from a samurai who carelessly left it at their stall; the simple action begins a chain of troubling circumstances for the pair.
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Hakui no kajin
MovieJan 30, 1936

Hakui no kajin

Hakui no kajin released.
1920
Setsuko Hara
BirthJune 1920

Setsuko Hara

Setsuko Hara was born.
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