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My Second Brother

My Second Brother
Directed by Shohei Imamura
Written by Ichirō Ikeda
Shohei Imamura
Starring Hiroyuki Nagato
Kayo Matsuo
Takeshi Okimura
Akiko Maeda
Kō Nishimura
Yoshio Ōmori
Taiji Tonoyama
Shinsuke Ashida
Tanie Kitabayashi
Cinematography Shinsaku Himeda
Distributed by Nikkatsu Corporation
Release dates
Running time
101 minutes
Language Japanese

My Second Brother (にあんちゃん Nianchan) is a 1959 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Awards 3
    • Wins 3.1
    • Nominations 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The film tells the story of four orphans living in an impoverished mining town. An adaptation of a best-selling book based on the diary of a ten-year-old zainichi (ethnic Korean Japanese) girl, it was one of the first films to deal with the subject of zainichi identity and struggles in Japan.






  1. ^ List of awards from: "Japanese Film Festival 2007: True. Romance: Nianchan (にあんちゃん)". Singapore Film Society. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ " Awards for My Second Brother". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 

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Adapted from chapter four of Zainichi (Koreans in Japan): Diasporic Nationalism and Postcolonial Identity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008). Accessed April 4, 2009.

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