Tamio Moroi graduates from a prestigious university and obtains a job at the Camel Brewery in a distant town. Read More »
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Two sisters live with their father. The younger sister is embroiled in an affair and becomes pregnant. Read More »
Kinoshita’s ambitious and intensely moving film begins as a multi-generational epic about the military legacy of one Japanese family Read More »
In postwar Tokyo, this household is loving and serene: older parents, their 28-year-old daughter Noriko Read More »
This movie takes a look at a Westernized suburban area in Japan in the late ’50s. Read More »
On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. Read More »
A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. Read More »
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Read More »
Tsuki wa noborinu / The Moon Has Risen (1955) Kinuyo Tanaka, Chishû Ryû, Hisako Yamane, Yôko Sugi, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mokichi is the widowed father of three daughters, with whom he lives on the premises of a temple since the war. Read More »
Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Read More »
Nogiku no gotoki kimi nariki / She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (1955) Keisuke Kinoshita, Noriko Arita, Chishû Ryû, Haruko Sugimura, Drama, Romance
An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title, or starworts, as they are referred to in the subtitles), and thinks back to when he was fifteen. Read More »
Omokage / A Visage to Remember (1948) Heinosuke Gosho, Yuriko Hamada, Chishû Ryû, Ichirô Ryûzaki, Drama
During his summer holiday, Kawasaki Ryuichi (Ryuzaki Ichiro), a handsome engineer in his late twenties, visits his teacher and mentor, Professor Inagaki (Sugai Ichiro) 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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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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Kazoku / Where Spring Comes Late (1970) Yôji Yamada, Chieko Baishô, Hisashi Igawa, Chishû Ryû, Drama
The story is set in 1970 during the time of the first EXPO in Japan. The film’s main figure is a miner who suddenly becomes unemployed because the mine he worked in was shut down. He decides to resettle with his whole family to Hokkaido in northern Japan and start a new life as a farmer.
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