Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner, is so frightened and obsessed with the idea of nuclear extermination that his family decides to have him ruled incompetent. Nakajima's fervent wish is for his family to join him in escaping from Japan to the relative safety of South America. Harada, a civil volunteer in the case, sympathizes with Nakajima's conviction, but the old man's irrational behaviour prevents the court from taking his fears seriously.
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One of three Kurosawa films warning viewers of the dangers of nuclear power. The other two were Dreams and Rhapsody In August. See more
You see, I obtained a Court Order forbidding disposal of our assets. Until the case is decided, we can't spend a yen. Yet you did this. And what you did was illegal. Your objection will be overruled.
But Father brought back the money.
Don't accept it.
[Sue throws a paper at Jiro. Jiro throws the paper back. Kiichi gets up and beats Jiro
Wait! Wait, Father!
Referenced in Rhapsody in August