Mother Country

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Mother Country

hawaii immigrant 1940s 1910s 1930s

Mother Country

Release Date: April 29, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   War, Drama
Production Companies    :   Shochiku
Director    :   Zenzō Matsuyama
Producers    :   Sennosuke Tsukimori
Writers    :   Eijirô Hisaita, Zenzō Matsuyama
RunTime    :   127 mins.

In 1919, a group of Japanese immigrants arrives in Hawaii. Among them Yoshio Inoue and his wife Kishimo and Sumi, a young woman ready to get married soon. With the soil that is hard to work and the subtroipical climate, the immigrants have to cope with a hard life. But after years of hard work, Yoshio finds work as a teacher while his wife manages to open a small grocery store. But with the war around the corner, life becomes more and more complicated for the Japanese immigrants in a foreign country.

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