Cast & Crew
Dark themes of mother-daughter conflict, incest, and greed underline this story which renders an unsettling portrait of a newly prosperous, postwar Japan under American occupation. The plot involves a young woman, Ryoko, returning from college in America, who naively delights that her businesswoman mother, Nori, is "the emancipated type." She only gradually learns of the sordid compromises upon which Nori's "liberation" and her own middle-class status are based.
Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Shiro Toyoda: Telling the Story) April 28 - May 12, 1994.