Synopsis 126 minutes :
In August, 1945, the Soviet Union invaded
the area around Sakhalin Island. Tetsu Ezure
(Sayuri Yoshinaga) escaped with her two sons
from Sakhalin Island and arrived in Abashiri
City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. What awaited
for them was extreme cold weather and famine.
They worked very hard. In 1971, Tetsu’s second
son Shujiro (Masato Sakai) returns to Japan
after finding success in the United States. He
visits Abashiri for the first time in 15 years.
His mother Tetsu Ezure lives alone there.