Nishijin no shimai (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Avarice and courage provide the underlying themes of this exceptional Japanese drama that centers upon a family of silkweavers from Kyoto who are unable to adapt to the mechanization of their centuries old craft. The distraught father kills himself, leaving his wife and daughters to try and keep things going.



courage, daughter, family, father, greed, industry, man-vs-machine, patriarch, sister, suicide, widow/widower


High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance