Mothers 2017 – The pregnant homeless women
マザーズ2017 – 野宿の妊婦
Takako Okuda (Shigeru Muroi), the head of “Smile Baby”, a non-profit organization that helps arrange special adoptions, helped Madoka Sakamoto (Alice Hirose) who is homeless and 9 months pregnant. She has been living off of coins she picks up from underneath vending machines, eating instant noodles, and drinking water from public parks. Despite Takako looking out for her, Madoka, needing quick cash, went to Shun Nonogaki (Masato Wada), an agent who uses on-line marketing to solicit expecting mothers with the offer: “we will give you 150,000 yen per month until you give birth if you give the infant up for adoption.”
Madoka soon feels anxious because of what she feels is Nonogaki’s insincere attitude and she petitions to cancel but is threatened that she would have to repay twice the money she had received if she cancelled and is left with nowhere else to go. Takako manages to find the pregnant Madoka, who had disappeared suddenly, and tries to help her keep from having to turn over her baby to Nonogaki…
This situation makes Takako’s adopted daughter, Megumi (Yuuki Yagi) who has become a high school student, begin to think strongly about who gave birth to her and where she came from. She sees herself in Madoka’s unborn baby who is to be adopted into an unknown kind of family through Nonogaki’s agency, and she is determined to ask her adopted mother, Takako, about her biological mother. But…
Alice Hirose（広瀬アリス） …Madoka Sakamoto
Yuuki Yagi（八木優希） …Megumi Okuda
Mihoko Abukawa（虻川美穂子）…Hiroko Sato
Tamae Ando（安藤玉恵） …Kumi Hayakawa
Kurumi Shimizu（清水くるみ）…Kana Nakano
Waku Okito（沖門和玖） …Yuma Takaoka
Ryo Tadaki（多田木亮佑） …Yasuo Takenaka
Mizume Ito（伊藤みづめ） …Nobuyo Takenaka
Hideko Hara（原日出子） …Michi Kawase
Masato Wada（和田正人） …Shun Nonogaki
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