Eyes, the Sea, and a Ball (1967)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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An inspirational teacher is the focus of this Japanese drama. After his friend kills himself, Natsuki takes a teaching job on an isolated island. His new students, the children of ignorant fishermen, can see no value in education; therefore, they have no desire to learn. Natsuki then introduces the children to volleyball. The kids are immediately fired up by the game. After winning the island tourney, they go on to win the national championship. Suddenly learning has taken on a whole new dimension. Meanwhile Natsuki gets married. Unfortunately for his wife, he refuses to leave the island.

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education, teacher, tournament, volleyball, classroom, suicide, island