Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Keisuke Kinoshita|
|Produced by||Ryotaro Kuwata|
|Screenplay by||Keisuke Kinoshita|
|Based on||a novel by Sakae Tsuboi|
|Music by||Chuji Kinoshita|
|Edited by||Yoshi Sugihara|
The movie follows the career of a schoolteacher named Hisako Ōishi (played by Hideko Takamine) in Shōdoshima during the rise and fall of Japanese ultra-nationalism in the beginning of the Shōwa period. The narrative begins in 1928 with the teacher's first class of first grade students and follows her through 1946.
The film has been released on DVD in the United Kingdom as part of the Masters of Cinema Collection from Eureka! video and in the US as part of The Criterion Collection.
A 1987 color remake was directed by Yoshitaka Asama.
Besides the movie versions, there were also TV drama recreations (1964 (TV Tokyo), 1967 (TV Asahi), 1974 (NHK), 1976 (NHK), 1979 (TBS), 2005 (NTV), and 2013 (TV Asahi)), as well as an animated version (1980 (Fuji TV)) (Filmography)
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- Twenty-Four Eyes on IMDb
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- "二十四の瞳 (Nijū-shi no Hitomi)" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
- Twenty-Four Eyes: Growing Pains an essay by Audie Bock at the Criterion Collection
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