Hiyameshi no Osan to Chan - Based on
3 short stories by Author YAMAMOTO SHUGORO who wrote the novels that were
adapted into Sanjuro, After The Rain, Samurai From Nowhere and Samurai From
Hiyameshi: A younger son of a modest family, often referred as
"cold rice", strives to realize his dream of leading an independent life. Too
poor to form his own branch, he is relegated to hand me downs from his three
older brothers and his collection of rare books having given up on marrying the
girl of his dreams.
Osan: Carpenter Santa travels throughout Japan in search of
his missing wife, whom he had left after she called out another man's name
during climax. His journey is complicated by when he encounters other men who
may know where Osan is.
Chan: Driven to drink as times have changed and people no
longer care about quality craftsmanship, poverty stricken brazier maker Jukichi
must find ways to make money for his family. Offers have come to join the more
modern company started by former comrades, he tries to balance the pride of
craftsmanship against his responsibility to support his family.
STARRING: NAKAMURA KINNOSUKE
1965 – JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES – COLOR – 16:9
ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN – 180 MINUTES