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Year One in the North

Kita no zeronen

Directed by Isao Yukisada
Japan, 2005


In early Meiji era, Hokkaido was still a wild and barren uncivilized land for most Japanese. The Inadas, former samurai clan in Awaji, Shikoku, were ordered to immigrate to Hokkaido by the Meiji government. Shino and her daughter had to fight against many difficulties just to survive.

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Year One in the North Directed by Isao Yukisada

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2006 | Winner: Best Actress

2006 | 13 nominations including: Best Film

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