Children can not choose their parents
"Children can not choose their parents" This was what came into my mindafter I saw this movie.
This movie is based on actual incident happened in 1988. It was muchmore miserable than the movie. A woman was living with a man. Shethought he had filed the marriage notification. When their son wasborn, the man said he had filed the birth notification. One day he lefther to live with another woman. When the boy reached the primary schoolage, she knew neither the marriage notification nor the birthnotification were filed. Facing this situation, she decided to hide herchildren from the society. (According to another source, the mothertold the police that she thought the birth notification of a bastardchild would not be accepted.)
She had met several men and had 5 children, two boys and three girls,who were not registered and hidden from other people. When the secondboy died of sick, she hid the corps in the closet. While she works in adepartment store, the eldest son took care of three sisters. When theeldest son was 14, she went out to live with her new man, who was 16years older than her. She gave the eldest son her address. When thechildren were protected by the police half a year later, a girl wasdead, and the two were debilitated, as they were confined in a room andpoorly fed. The girls were 3 and 2 y/o and still used diapers, but theywere changed only once every day. It is reported that the eldest boyblamed himself for not being able to take good care of his sisters,instead of blaming his mother...
Compared to the real story, the movie is less miserable. In the movie,even the little boy and girl look normal and pretty, but in the realstory they were very poorly developed. But it was still more thanenough to surprise me. What a mother! In a conversation with the eldestboy, she says "May I not become happy?" She acts on this thought,without thinking of the same right about her children. Her childishlisping talk describes her immaturity. And of course, men were moreguilty. Sadly, children can not choose their parents.
Every child acted amazingly well, very natural. Particularly, the eyesof the eldest boy, Akira, are very impressive. The eyes tell manythings from their miserable life.