Twenty-Four Eyes

Twenty-Four Eyes

Twenty-four Eyes original movie poster
Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita
Produced by Ryotaro Kuwata
Written by Keisuke Kinoshita
Sakae Tsuboi (novel)
Starring Hideko Takamine
Release date(s) September 15, 1954 (Japan)
Running time 154 min.
Language Japanese
Photograph taken within the film of teacher Hisako Oishi and her twelve first-grade students.

Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳 Nijū-shi no Hitomi?), based on the novel by Sakae Tsuboi, is a 1954 Japanese film directed by Keisuke Kinoshita.


The movie follows the career of a schoolteacher named 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 1st grade students and follows her through 1946.


The film has been released on DVD in the UK as part of the Masters of Cinema Collection from Eureka! video and in the US as part of the The Criterion Collection.

A 1987 color remake was directed by Yoshitaka Asama.

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