Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimasite ツレがうつになりまして

"Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimasite" ツレがうつになりまして is title of Japanese film. This means “my husband has got a depression” Depression is a sickness that office workers especially tend to get and is increasing now in Japan.

Depression うつ病 (Utsubyo) is one of social problems. There are some reasons why office workers get sick. Off course, the personality is a reason of this sickness. Perfectionist or methodical person tends to be sick. However, I think Japanese people always work too much every day.
Also human relations in a company, crammed train (満員電車) in the morning and overtime work is stressful in Japan.

Being hardworking, accuracy for work or earnest originally regards as good thing in Japanese society. It is usual to be serious. However, the social environment is sometimes very uneasy for us. Responsibility and obligation for their work give pressure to us.
And crammed train every morning is also so stressful. It is not easy to have holiday and long vacation in Japan.
What do we do if a member of family gets a depression? This film expresses the bond of a couple, daily life and society in Japan. Japanese often say "Ganbatte! "  (keep up) がんばって!to cheer up someone. However, this is taboo word for a patient. The catchphrase of this film, "Ganbaranaizo" がんばらないぞ "I don't have to do my best. " is a phrase that the patient advises himself.

Masato Sakai and Aoi Miyazaki play a Japanese couple in the film. I like one of my favorite actors, Masato Sakai 堺 雅人 and his performance is excellent.  His film "Golden Slumber " is very interesting film.


Tee said...

This post really made me think. When you mentioned the crowded trains, I thought of the people I read about in the news who jump into the train tracks. It is really heartbreaking.

There's so much pressure in society and expectations to live up to. I once watched this anime called "NHK ni youkoso" about a hikikomori who is trying to live a normal life, and it made me very sad.

I wish for everyone to know that they are precious and loved. I hope you will like this song, "きみは愛されるため生まれた":

Sweet Memory said...

This film is not serious. So heartwarming story. If you have an oppotunity, I reccomend you to see it.