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Honjitsu kyushin

Doctor's Day Off

The central figure is a doctor. On his day off, several people looking for help turn up at his practice. For this eclectic bunch of war veterans, small-time criminals and youths looking for direction, he is not only a doctor but a loving yet strict father figure. As is often the case in Shibuya’s work, the plot focuses on a whole range of very different characters and intergenerational relations.

Japan 1952, 97 min


Shibuya Minoru


Yanagi Eijiro
Tsuruta Koji
Mikuni Rentaro
Awashima Chikage

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