A boy has a mother who is dedicated to him in every way, emotionally engaged and prepared for extreme sacrifice for the smallest pleasure for him. On the other side is a stern father. The mother dies when the boy is 11; all the siblings have fled and the boy at the end is stuck with his father, penniless. The thing is framed as the book the boy writes, now old and missing key parts of his soul. Lots of snow. Lots of lonely stares that contrast with the wide eyes of the boy, selfish and demanding. Depicts the ferment of teenage desire and frustration.
Title: Tree Without Leaves Also Known As: 落葉樹 / Rakuyouju Country: Japan Language: Japanese Subtitle: English Year: 1986 Genre: Drama