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Sanma No Aji (Autumn Afternoon) (1962)

Original Title : Sanma no aji
Director : Yasujiro Ozu
Writer : Kôgo Noda
Yasujiro Ozu
Genre : Drama
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Producer : Shizuo Yamanouchi
Music : Kojun Saitô
Photography : Yûshun Atsuta
Distributor : New Yorker Films [us]
IMDB ID : 0056444
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Sanma No Aji (Autumn Afternoon) (1962) - Yasujiro Ozu
 

Starring

Chishu Ryu Shuhei Hirayama
Shima Iwashita Michiko Hirayama
Shima Iwashita Michiko Hirayama
 

Plot

Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year old daughter. He gradually comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, and so he arranges a marriage for her.
 

Comments

Yet another Ozu classic that reworks themes of ageing and father/daughter relationships. However, one never tires of Ozu's slow tempo and subtle humour allowing the sheer simplicity of observation become a joy.