Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes)
Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes) (1999)

This gentle, sensitive Japanese drama features Hideko Takamine as a schoolteacher who begins her long career in 1927. The film follows the woman's progress through World War II and also traces the individual destinies of her first 12… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TV Guide

The only film available on videotape from the masterful Keisuke Kinoshita, whose brilliance is practically unknown in the US.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Even without comparison to other 1954 Japanese releases, Keisuke Kinoshita's serpentine and sentimental Twenty-Four Eyes would still be pretty thin soup.

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Freda Freiberg
Senses of Cinema

Twenty Four Eyes remained a favorite with Japanese audiences for decades after its production. Its use of music and cinematography alone is conducive to an indulgence in nostalgia.

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Anton Bitel

A leisurely, lyrical reflection on time, tragedy and memory - but twenty-four eyes make for too much weeping.

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Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Sentimental but sincere.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Saskia D.
This movie is one of Japan's favorites, and it isn't hard to understand why. It focuses on the hardworking community on Shodo Island in the Inland… More
Luke Baldock
One of Japans most underated yet classic gems. Wonderfully scripted and paced it is a fil with a lot of heart and low on sentimental rubbish. The relationships… More
Walter M.
"Twenty-four Eyes" starts innocently enough in a poor fishing village in Japan in 1928 where twelve 6-year olds are set to attend school for the first… More