The film tells of the strained relationship between a mother and her two sons after the death of the family patriarch. Read More »
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Tokiko is an office typist who is more pleased at catching the owner’s son attention than he knows. Read More »
After the death of his wife, a man struggles to raise his son in nearly overwhelming poverty. Read More »
A bearded kendo champion has difficulties in life because of his conservative ways and his unusual beard. Read More »
A story of a college student (Tatsuo Saitô) and his schoolmates trying to pass the exams by cheating. Read More »
Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Read More »
Tokiko is a mother patiently waiting for her husband’s return from the war when her 4-year old son becomes ill. Read More »
Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet. But that doesn’t keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka. Read More »
The film tells of two friends from a university (played by Ichirô Yûki and Tatsuo Saitô) who vie for the attention of the same girl (Junko Matsui) during a skiing trip. Read More »
A troupe of actors comes to town, short on funds and bedeviled by bad weather, so they can’t put on shows. Read More »
Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Read More »
Nagaya shinshiroku / Record Of A Tenement Gentleman (1947) Yasujirô Ozu, Chôko Iida, Hôhi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa, Drama
A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy who was separated from his carpenter father somehow and somewhere in Kudan. Read More »
Sanma no aji / An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Yasujirô Ozu, Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Drama
In the early 60’s in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a former captain from the Japanese navy that works as a manager of a factory and lives with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his son Kazuo in his house.
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Munekata kyôdai / The Munekata Sisters (1950) Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Drama
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko’s sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.
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A father and his son, a son and his father. Horikawa is a widower, a teacher, and a good father to Ryohei, who’s about 10. After a tragedy, Horikawa resigns from teaching and takes Ryohei from Tokyo to the town of Ueno, enrolling him in junior high; to the lad’s sorrow, he will be a boarder. Horikawa returns to work in Tokyo, their separation is complete. Jump ahead more than ten years: with dad’s help, Ryohei has finished college and has a teaching job in Akita. Horikawa considers living with his son, which Ryohei wants, but the elder’s notions of duty and hard work preclude it. Ryohei arranges a ten-day vacation with his father. Heartbreak comes quietly, nearly hidden by dignity.
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