Wakai sensei (1942)

A novice city-based teacher's first assignment is to a fishing village's grade school. The young teacher's first week with her new students is enjoyable, but she gradually notices that many... See full summary »

Director:

Takeshi Sato

Writers:

Fumiko Hirano (story), Matsuo Kishi (screenplay)
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Cast

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Setsuko Hara ... Tomiko Hirayama
Yôtarô Katsumi Yôtarô Katsumi ... Schoolmaster
Ichirô Sawai Ichirô Sawai ... Ichiro
Shiro Mizutani Shiro Mizutani ... Senzo
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Senzo's father (as Fujiwara Keita)
Yumiko Togawa Yumiko Togawa ... Nobuko Terai
Sayuri Tanima Sayuri Tanima ... Kuni, Senzo's sister
Yuriko Hanabusa Yuriko Hanabusa ... Senzo's mother
Tsuruko Baba Tsuruko Baba ... Woman at shop
Kinji Fujiwa Kinji Fujiwa ... Nagashima
Taizô Fukami Taizô Fukami ... School doctor
Ayako Ichinose Ayako Ichinose ... Suzumura
Sentaro Inoue Sentaro Inoue ... Policeman
Eiko Iwamura Eiko Iwamura ... Bus Girl
Teruko Kato Teruko Kato ... Shige

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A novice city-based teacher's first assignment is to a fishing village's grade school. The young teacher's first week with her new students is enjoyable, but she gradually notices that many of the students are skipping school. Visiting her students' after class she realizes that many of them are charged with work and tasks like making money, toiling on the farm, doing housework or tending to their younger siblings. Moreover, many of them live in unhygienic homes due to poverty or overwork. She not only reports and explains the situation to the school's principal, but also attempts to improve the conditions by making textbooks, teaching cleanliness and making her classes relevant. With students still unhealthy she takes things one step further and takes the students to the ocean to procure oysters, to the mountain to dig up potatoes and generally help with their nutrition. One student, however, falls from the hill and is injured leading to an angry and complaining parent. The teacher ... Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 March 1942 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Teacher See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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