Ten-year-old peasant girl Oshin Tanimura (Kokone Hamada) lives a meager existence. Her parents are so poor, they can't afford to feed their children. So when Oshin's father unapologetically forces her to leave the village to become a live-in maid and babysitter for a wealthy family, she willingly accepts it and urges her mother not to cry. Little does the child know, she is about to enter a series of hardships that will test her fortitude and set her on the road to becoming a strong and selfless woman like her mother Fuji, played by Aya Ueto (THERMAE ROMAE, HIFF 2012).
Set in the Meiji era, Oshin is an emotional tale about love and familial duty that doesn't just tug at the heartstrings. It also examines the way Japanese women are simply expected to shoulder the overwhelming burden of caring for their husbands, children and elderly parents. The original NHK drama that this film is based on, was wildly popular around the globe, as well as in Hawaii, when it aired 30 years ago.
Synopsis written by: Jason Musni Soeda
キャスト 濱田ここね、上戸彩、岸本加世子、伊藤愛海、小林綾子 他
Synopsis written by: Eiga