The Daughter of Japan
Director: Nyi Pu
Running Time: 88 minutes
Producer: A1 Film Company
Starring: Nyi Pu, Mitsuko Takao, Tin Pe
Two young Burmese pilots, who also happen to be brothers, visit Japan hoping to fulfill their long-held dream of completing a nonstop flight from Tokyo to Rangoon (or Yangon). But upon their arrival, the elder of the two falls in love with a Japanese woman named Emiko, casting a shadow over not only their flight plans but also the brothers’ relationship. Directed and starred in by Nyi Pu, the “Father of Myanmar Film” during his stay in Japan, the film was the first ever Japanese-Myanmar co-production. It was produced with the support of P.C.L. Film Productions and went on to prove a big box-office hit in Myanmar.
Nyi Pu was born in 1900 when Burma was under the British rule. When he was 20, he starred in the first Burmese feature film, the silent production “Love and Liquor”. He went on to direct and star in dozens of titles until the 1970s. He was chairman of Myanmar Motion Picture Organization from 1969 to 1972. Dubbed the “Father of Myanmar Film”, Nyi Pu died in 1996.