Madadayo | 1998

Drama, Romance
In 1943, as the tide of war shifts against Japan, Professor Hyakken Uchida leaves his teaching position to begin his career as a writer. With the warm wishes of his students, he sets out to start anew. His former ...more

Cast

... Professor Hyakken Uchida

Actor

... Professor's Wife

Actor

... Takayama

Actor

... Amaki

Actor

... Kiriyama

Actor

... Sawamura

Actor

... Reverend Kameyama

Actor

... Dr Kobayashi

Actor

Company

Daiei Company

Production Company

Production Company

Kurosawa Productions

Production Company

Tokuma Shoten Publishing Company

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1943, as the tide of war shifts against Japan, Professor Hyakken Uchida leaves his teaching position to begin his career as a writer. With the warm wishes of his students, he sets out to start anew. His former students decide to visit the professor to thank him for all the good he had done as their dutiful teacher. Through their frequent visits, they develop a new admiration for his wisdom and his offbeat sense of humor. They hold annual birthday parties for the professor, toasting him with the question 'Mahda-kai?' ('Are you ready?' to go on to the other world), to which Professor Uchida always answers back with a smile, 'Madadayo' ('No, not yet').

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