A very moving picture about dreams lost. As critic Tadao Sato has said, Kinoshita either loves or hates his characters. In this, he loves his luckless young hero, Yoichi (Shinji Tanaka) and hates Yoichi's greedy, selfish older sister (Yoshiko Kuga, in a rare "bad girl" role). The death of the young man's dreams is subtly and painfully portrayed. This is on Hulu, and it's a good way to get into Kinoshita's fine work.