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Young Ichiro Katayama finds that he cannot get a good job because he is the son of deafmute parents, even though he is healthy and well-educated. At a bar, Ichiro nearly begins a fight when the hostess taunts his father, but Sakai, a factory owner, intervenes and offers Ichiro a job. Sakai sees the young man as a prospect for his daughter Miyo, also a deafmute, although she has her own deaf lover, Norio. Sakai tries to break up this relationship, fearing his grandchildren would inherit their parents' affliction, and although Michio, Ichiro's father, is delighted, his son is critical of Sakai's meddling. Michio, trying to help his son's chances, takes Norio to visit two deafmutes whose children are similarly afflicted. The two lovers despair of a happy future together and agree to a suicide pact. Both are saved, however, and with Ichiro's encouragement, Miyo and Norio decide to pledge their eternal love.
Released in Japan in May 1967 as Chichi to ko.