Happiness of Us Alone (1962)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese melodrama, a deaf-mute widow returns to her mother after her husband is killed in the war. At her mother's she meets another deaf-mute and they fall in love. He promises her that they can work together and overcome all obstacles and lead happy, successful lives. The wary woman lowers her guard and marries him. Unfortunately, things do not go as smoothly as planned. Their first baby dies, and soon afterwards the husband's evil brother sells his mother's house and makes the woman live with the couple. After the birth of the second child, the mother gives them a valuable gold ring to sell. They are to use the money to start a sewing business. Just as things seem to be improving, the evil brother comes back and sells their sewing machine. This sends the young woman over the edge, and just as she is about to kill herself, her husband arrives and talks her out of it. Spring finally comes, and when their son graduates from elementary school with honors, the couple begins to have a more hopeful outlook. On the same day, the woman is reunited with an orphan she had saved during the war. These two events remind her that she has indeed lead a valuable life.



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