"Robo no ishi"
Director: Miyoji Ieki
Cast: Chikage Awashima, Sh�ichi Ikeda, Katsuo Nakamura
The Roadside Stone is an effective drama about the hardships of a childhood spent with a brusque, cold-hearted father and a submissive mother.
The year is 1910 and the place is a small Japanese village. Goichi is suffering because he wants to go to school, but his family is too poor to afford that luxury.
Even when a kind friend agrees to help out, Goichi's father refuses to give in to his son's request for an education. Instead, he sends Goichi off to work as an
indentured servant for a cold-hearted merchant and his family. As tragedy strikes and the suffering of the young boy increases, he begins to look for some way out of his bleak situation.
1964 BLK/WHT Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 97 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.