Different Sons

Different Sons 1961

In the middle of the period of high economic growth in Japan, a family is thrown into disarray over work, money, and romance. Their father's sudden unemployment later in life causes friction among the siblings of the Akagi family. Kensuke, a salaryman at a top company, refuses to support his parents while his brother, Shoji, determines to care for them despite only working as a taxi driver. The concern over money affects Noriko's own love life as she courts a wealthy salaryman to the chagrin of her mechanic boyfriend.

  • Released: 1961-11-12
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Stars: Yūzō Kayama, Mie Hama, Yōko Fujiyama, Yumi Shirakawa, Kamatari Fujiwara, Yūko Mochizuki, Akira Takarada, Takashi Shimura
  • Director: Yasuki Chiba