<article> <figure> <img src="http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w780/47HN8MoLiVPBrAj30EUSYYiogVA.jpg" title='Lightning' alt='Lightning'/> </figure> <h1>Lightning</h1> <p>Mikio Naruse's second adaptation of a novel by Fumiko Hayashi stars Hideko Takamine, the director's frequent muse, as bus conductress Kiyoko Komori, the youngest daughter in a family of squabbling half-siblings. All the children are products of different fathers, though they share the same mother: a tragically weak-willed woman named Osei (Kumeko Urabe). The familial tension only increases when the husband of one daughter dies and leaves behind a substantial insurance policy, so Kiyoko abandons them to their quarrels and makes a go of it on her own, though she finds she can't leave her mother behind so easily.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 87</summary> <summary>Release date: 1952-10-09</summary></details> </article>