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Daughters, Wives and a Mother

Musume tsuma haha

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1960


In suburban Tokyo, a son of the Sakanishis dies, leaves his widow with an insurance payoff — and then the family descends, with backbiting, disasters and recriminations so horrific that the mater familias looks into a nursing home, with only the widow herself having a shot at happiness.

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Daughters, Wives and a Mother Directed by Mikio Naruse

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