- Original title
- Running time
- 98 min.
Zenzo Matsuyama (Story: Mikio Naruse)
Jun Yasumoto (B&W)
- Synopsis / Plot
- 19 year old girl loses husband in war. Bombing destroys his family's shop and the widow stays to rebuild it as the rest of the family flee and runs it for 18 years out of love for her dead husband and his mother. The film starts after 18 years when a new supermarket threatens to put them out of business. The sisters conspire to turn the shop into a supermarket and get rid of their brother's widow. Meanwhile, the surviving younger brother loafs around, losing jobs, getting drunk, laid and gambling. In the crisis, he confesses to his shocked sister-in-law, 11 years older, that he has always loved her and can't deal with it.
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