Desperate Motherhood


Friendship, jealousy, vanity, rumors, polite faces, lies, and betrayal. Meet five mothers who are facing competitive entrance exams of their kindergarten children. Many people think that complex relationships and battles between women end when they graduate, quit work, get married, and have children. But lo-and-behold, their struggles and fights never end. Once a mother decides to enroll her child in a prestigious school, then yesterday's friend becomes today's enemy. This is the story of an ordinary housewife who enters the fierce battle of entrance exams while struggling to pull herself together and live her life fully as a woman, wife, and mother.


Machiko Ono
Takeshi Tsuruno
Yoshino Kimura