Miyoji Ieki

Miyoji Ieki – Ibo kyoudai AKA Stepbrothers (1957)

Synopsis:
The children of the maid in the house of an army officer (fathered by him) are forced to live unacknowledged life and develop great anger against their half-brother…

Japanese family relationship melodrama starring Rentaro Mikuni, Kinuyo Tanaka, Choko Iida, Tomo’o Nagai, and Katsuo Nakamura. Read More »

Miyoji Ieki – Robo no Ishi AKA The Wayside Pebble (1964)

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Synopsis:
The Wayside Pebble is an effective drama about the hardships of a childhood spent with a brusque, cold-hearted father and a submissive mother. The year is 1910 and the place is a small Japanese village. Goichi is suffering because he wants to go to school, but his family is too poor to afford that luxury. Even when a kind friend agrees to help out, Goichi’s father refuses to give in to his son’s request for an education. Instead, he sends Goichi off to work as an indentured servant for a cold-hearted merchant and his family. As tragedy strikes and the suffering of the young boy increases, he begins to look for some way out of his bleak situation. Read More »