My Second Brother
|My Second Brother|
|Directed by||Shohei Imamura|
|Written by||Ichirō Ikeda |
|Starring||Hiroyuki Nagato |
|Distributed by||Nikkatsu Corporation|
My Second Brother (にあんちゃん Nianchan) is a 1959 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura.
The film tells the story of four orphans living in an impoverished mining town. An adaptation of a best-selling book based on the diary of a ten-year-old zainichi (ethnic Korean Japanese) girl, it was one of the first films to deal with the subject of zainichi identity and struggles in Japan.
- Hiroyuki Nagato - Kiichi Yasumoto, eldest brother
- Kayo Matsuo - Yoshiko, eldest sister
- Takeshi Okimura - Kōichi, Nianchan
- Akiko Maeda - Sueko, younger sister
- Kō Nishimura - Gorō Mitamura
- Yoshio Ōmori - Seki
- Taiji Tonoyama - Gengorō Henmi
- Shinsuke Ashida - Sakai
- Mainichi Film Award – Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound
- Blue Ribbon Awards – Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor
- List of awards from: "Japanese Film Festival 2007: True. Romance: Nianchan (にあんちゃん)". Singapore Film Society. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-23. External link in
- "IMDB.com: Awards for My Second Brother". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- Nianchan on IMDb
- John Lie, "Zainichi Recognitions: Japan’s Korean Residents’ Ideology and Its Discontents." The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.
Adapted from chapter four of Zainichi (Koreans in Japan): Diasporic Nationalism and Postcolonial Identity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008). Accessed April 4, 2009.
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