My Sons

My Sons

Theatrical poster for My Sons (1991)
Directed by Yōji Yamada[1]
Produced by Nobuyoshi Ōtani
Written by Makoto Shiina (novel)
Yôji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay)
Starring Rentarō Mikuni
Masatoshi Nagase
Emi Wakui
Music by Teizo Matsumura
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release dates
October 12, 1991
Running time
121 min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese

My Sons (息子 Musuko) is a 1991 Japanese film directed by Yōji Yamada. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.[2]


The children of old-fashioned patriarch of a family in Iwate Province gather to observe the first anniversary of their mother's death. Tetsuya, working as a bartender in Tokyo, quarrels with his father over the way he is leading his life. Eventually Tetsuya changes his ways and gains the approval of his father.[3]



Awards and nominations

15th Japan Academy Prize[4]

16th Hochi Film Award[5]


  1. Infobox data from 息子 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-12. and Musuko (1991) at the Internet Movie Database
  2. "Awards for Musuko (1991)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  3. Based on Musuko at AllMovie
  4. "第15回 日本アカデミー賞". Japan Academy Prize. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2009. (Japanese)
  5. 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-01-07.

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