Happiness Of Us Alone

  • 1962
  • 1 HR 54 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

Melodramatic but sensitively told tale of Takamine, a deaf-mute woman who returns to her mother's home after the death of her husband in WW II. There she meets Kobayashi, a deaf-mute man, and they fall in love. Kobayashi convinces the wary Takamine that together they can surmount their handicaps and build a successful life. Takamine overcomes her fears...read more

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Melodramatic but sensitively told tale of Takamine, a deaf-mute woman who returns to her mother's home after the death of her husband in WW II. There she meets Kobayashi, a deaf-mute man, and they fall in love. Kobayashi convinces the wary Takamine that together they can surmount their

handicaps and build a successful life. Takamine overcomes her fears and marries Kobayashi, but their life is indeed unhappy. Their first child dies in infancy. Takamine's evil brother sells his mother's house, forcing the old woman to live with the deaf-mute couple. When a second child is born,

Takamine's mother gives the couple a gold ring to sell so that they can start a business. Things begin to look up for the pair until the brother returns and sells the sewing machine. Having reached her breaking point, Takamine goes off to commit suicide, but Kobayashi talks her out of it. When

spring arrives, the couple's hopes are raised by the announcement that their son has graduated with honors from elementary school. That same day Takamine is visited by an orphan whose life she saved during the war. Takamine finally realizes that, despite her handicap, her life has not been without

value.

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