The film reveals how the Japanese people remained unemotional and focused to build their nation. The film is not political and gruesome. This study intends to dig deep into the cultural and social background of the Japanese people and how the pattern aid in fostering unity and harmony especially during and after a crisis.
The second film Osaka Elegy is a representation of the real picture of Japanese aspects of responsibility and irresponsibility. This paper intends to examine the aspect of responsibility as well as the aftermath of irresponsibility as it is depicted in the film Osaka Elegy. The director Kenji Mizoguchi reveals how the young woman Asai tries to refuse the advances made by her boss at the pharmaceutical company. It emerges that the young woman represents the responsible Japanese women, who believes in moral actions. Asai’s father‘s drinking habits, which has put the family in a deplorable financial situations represents irresponsibility. It is notable that, the irresponsibility has compelled Asai to work and sustain her brother in school. In addition, Asai has tried to settle many of her father’s debts. However, Asai’s weakness and irresponsibility is indicated when she joins prostitution to sustain the family needs. She is finally arrested and