About the film
Nippon no obaachan
Release Date: January 03, 1962
|Production Companies||:||M. I. I. Production|
|Writers||:||Yoko Mizuki, Yoko Mizuki|
Two obaachans become fast friends listening to music in front of a record store. They both boast about their loving sons but in reality, one had just escaped a retirement home and the other was looking for an escape from her son and daughter-in-law. With nowhere to go, the two wander around, befriending a cosmetics salesman and a kind waitress who give them beer. This biting social satire starring two memorable grandmothers, scripted by Yôko Mizuki, picked up on Japan’s aging population problem far ahead of its time.