query: films with deaf-mute protagonists

Michael E Kerpan Jr. kerpan at attglobal.net
Fri Jun 10 19:14:59 EDT 2005

On Friday 10 June 2005 07:59, Peter Grilli wrote:

This film is available on DVD in Japan, no English subs though. 

I loved this -- until the last 5 or 10 minutes. ;~{


> I think the film you are seeking may be
> Na mo naku mazushiku utsukushiku
> (Eng. title: "The Happiness of Us Alone") -- a sentimental but quite moving
> love story of a deaf-mute couple.  It was written and directed in 1961 by
> Matsuyama Zenzo, and starred his wife Takamine Hideko and Kobayashi Keiju.
> Matsuyama did a sequel 5 or 6 years later called Zoku Na mo naku mazushiku
> utsukushiku with the same cast.  I haven't seen the sequel, but the
> original film was quite wonderful.
> Peter Grilli

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