Twenty-Four Eyes (Nijushi no hitomi)
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Twenty-Four Eyes (Nijushi no hitomi)


$37.98 $34.18


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Year: 1954
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama
Cast: Chishu Ryu, Hideko Takamine, Hideyo [Eisei] Amamoto, Kumeko Urabe, Shizue Natsukawa
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 19-Aug-08
Runtime (minutes):


Keisuke Kinoshita’s _Twenty-Four Eyes_ (_Nijushi no hitomi_) is an elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher’s unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. Set in a remote, rural island community and spanning decades of Japanese history, from 1928 through World War II and beyond, Kinoshita’s film takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death, all from the lovingly intimate perspective of Hisako Oshi (Hideko Takamine), as she watches her pupils grow and deal with life’s harsh realities. Though little known in the United States, _Twenty-Four Eyes_ is one of Japan’s most popular and enduring classics.

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer
* New video interview with Japanese cinema historian and critic Tadao Sato about the film and its director
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay be renowned film scholar Audie Bock and excerpts from an interview with Kinoshita

_New cover by Michael Boland_

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