The Whole Family Works (1939)

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Father of nine children cannot find a job. Despite their aspirations, the children are encouraged by both parents to hold down menial jobs and contribute to the family expenses. Eventually ... See full synopsis »


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Director:

Mikio Naruse

Writers:

Mikio Naruse, Nao Tokugawa (story)

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20 July 2007 | simon-1303
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| Episodes of a poor family's life
The fun stuff here are children/ teens in conflict and affection with each other and their parents. It's also interesting to see the rare picture of parents exploiting their children. There are large dollops of humour and characteristics of family life that anyone would recognise and appreciate. Like all Naruse, the film work and editing are admirable. The script, too, is credible and of interest. However, it's a little difficult to care for some reason. I think there are too many children - 9 - and the film print is probably even greyer than it was to begin with. Both characterisation and the drama are limited and sibling rivalry and generational conflict are timeworn themes. Still, not all bad by any means and worth watching.

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Genres

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Release Date:

11 March 1939

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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