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Mother Never Dies

Haha wa shinazu

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1942


The daughter of a samurai, the mother even prepares a kind of ritual meal before she dies. Her spirit enables her husband Sugai and son Shugo to “do their best” (ganbaru) to recover from the impoverishment that afflicts the family.

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Mother Never Dies Directed by Mikio Naruse

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