The latest film from Yoji Yamada depicts the strong bond between a mother and her family during WWII. Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist.
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3.9 Yamada is often accused of being overly sentimental. I don't care. Sad, touching and rather humourous in places, Yamada knows people. An ode to any mother who has suffered loss, be it in war or life in general.