Films at the Embassy of Japan

The Wife of Gegege

Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 18:30
Doors open at 18:00. Film starts at 18:30. No admittance after 19:00.
Free admission. Prior registration essential.

Directed by Takuji Suzuki / 2010 / 119 mins

A heartwarming story depicting the younger days of Mizuki Shigeru, the author of “Gegege no Kitaro”, the well-known comic on 'yokai' (supernatural beings), and his wife, who supported him through the years.

In 1961, 29-year-old Nunoe and Shigeru, who lost his left arm in the war, get married, just five days after being introduced at a matchmaking meeting. They move to Tokyo and endure a life of abysmal poverty.

The film is based on Nunoe's autobiography and focuses mainly on their days as newlyweds when they lived through extreme hardship. A heart-warming account of their struggles as they start a life together.


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