"The Road I Travel With You" concerns two brothers of marriageable age and their mother, a former geisha who has been set up by an absent patron in a spacious country home in Kamakura. The ...
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Mr. Tsurujiro is a Japanese folk singer assisted by Ms. Tsuruhachi on the shamisen. The pair is popular, but he nitpicks often on her music and so they split. She marries a benefactor, but after a joint show, feels music is above marriage.
The suitor rejects elder sister Kunie but likes Kimoko, the younger one. Their father and his mistress have separate shops. Kimiko suddenly learns that she is her mother. Business is bad. The police visit when business shortcuts are taken.
A young woman reaches maturity and yearns to know about her father. Her mother has poisoned her mind about the man who left her for another woman. There is a tender moment when they see ... See full summary »
Three sisters earn money for their bossy mother by being samisen street musicians. This means mainly playing a banjo type instrument for tips in bars. A number of loosely linked episodes ... See full synopsis »
"The Road I Travel With You" concerns two brothers of marriageable age and their mother, a former geisha who has been set up by an absent patron in a spacious country home in Kamakura. The futures of the two boys, torn between love matches and arranged marriages, are inseparable from the loaded questions of family status, money, and decisions made by the head of wealthy families.
Run of the mill melodrama about 2 sons of a geisha
The Road I Travel With You is the story of two young men who are the sons of a deceased businessman and his mistress. Stigmatized by their social status, the two men struggle to find their place in society. The older son is embittered because the family of the woman he loves refuses to allow her to marry him, while the younger son is attending college and is optimistic about his future. The movie is directed by Mikio Naruse who would later become one of Japan's master directors, but there is little evidence of his future greatness here. The dialog is heavy handed and didactic and there is little depth, if any, to the characters. The movie is rare and hard to find, and really not much worth the effort of tracking down.
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