Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Different Sons was originally released in Japan as Futari no Musuko. When Kensuki (Akira Takarada) marries a bar hostess, he is disowned by his family--who, truth to tell, aren't much higher on the social scale than Kensuki's bride. Over the years, Kensuki's financial condition improves by leaps and bounds; still, his poor but proud family refuse to accept help from him, choosing instead to rely on his "faithful" brother Shoji (Yuzo Kayama). The bitterness rages on until the rift is finally repaired in a most unexpected fashion. Perhaps better suited temperamentally for a Japanese audience, Different Sons still has much to offer for non-Japanese filmgoers.
death, dysfunctional, jealousy, poverty, responsibility, suicide, train [locomotive]