Oshin is a 2013 Japanese movie directed by Shin Togashi and based on the popular TV drama of the same name which aired on NHK from 1983-1984. While the original drama spanned the entire life of the main character, Oshin, the movie focuses primarily on her childhood.
- Original title
- Release date
- October 12, 2013
- Directed by
- Shin Togashi
- Written by
- Kota Yamada (screenplay)
- 109 min.
- Eiren rating
- G (General Audiences)
- Distributed by
In 1907, Oshin's impoverished parents decide they have send her off to work as a live-in servant at a lumber shop in order to reduce the number of mouths they have to feed. In exchange, they will receive 130 pounds of rice. Oshin is hurt and initially resists the move, but changes her mind after her mother almost dies attempting to self-induce a miscarriage by bathing in freezing cold water.
In spite of the harsh conditions at the lumber mill, Oshin works diligently until she's accused of theft. Offended, she runs away and gets caught in a blizzard. She almost dies, but is rescued by a hunter named Shunsaku who is in fact a war deserter. Shunsaku takes Oshin in and teaches her basic reading and arithmetic.
After a series of trying events, Oshin eventually returns home and is sent to work for a rice wholesaler with a young daughter about the same age as Oshin. However, she finds herself in yet another difficult position after a certain incident occurs between them.
|Kokone Hamada||Oshin Tanimura|
|Aya Ueto||Fuji Tanimura, Oshin's mother|
|Goro Inagaki||Senzo Tanimura, Oshin's father|
|Kayoko Kishimoto||Tsune, Nakagawa Lumber Shop employee|
|Ayako Kobayashi||Mino, young bride of Kaga-ya rice wholesaler|
|Ryosuke Nogi||Seitaro, Kaga-ya's proprietor|
|Jitsuko Yoshimura||Naka Tanimura, Oshin's grandmother|
|Shinnosuke Mitsushima||Shunsaku, deserter|
|Guts Ishimatsu||Matsuzou, old charcoal maker|
|Pinko Izumi||Kuni, Kagaya's lady of the house|
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