Late Spring

Late Spring

Downloadable Video - 1949
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Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Noriko just recovered from an illness she developed in the war, and now the important question pops up: when will Noriko start thinking about marriage? Everybody who is important in her life tries to talk her into it: her father, her aunt, a girlfriend. But Noriko doesn't want to get married, she seems extremely happy with her life. She wants to stay with her father to take care of him. After all, she knows best of his manners and peculiarities. But Noriko's aunt doesn't want to give up. She arranges a partner for her and thinks of a plan that will convince Noriko her father can be left alone. Featuring Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka.
Publisher: [Japan]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1949]
Copyright Date: ©1949
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 43 min. 33 sec.)) : sound, color
Alternative Title: Also released as: Banshun

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1aa
Sep 26, 2017

A very slow and quiet film; most of the shots are well structured and visually interesting (in many ways like the film "La Notte"). What I found most annoying about it was the extensive use of cutbacks: it chopped up and staggered the flow of the dramatic narrative.

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princeofdarkness
Oct 27, 2016

Yet another jewel in the crown for the reigning king of Japanese family drama. It's difficult to understand that happiness is a gift that is meant to be shared, to be passed on from one family to another. That may come at a cost; often, loneliness is the first thing that fills the void when family members move on to a new future. It can be hard to have faith in the unknown, to leave the safety of your happy past. Life has to go on - I think both father and daughter know that, but the first steps on a new road are very challenging indeed.

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SunsetBranch
Feb 24, 2016

Ozu kept remaking this movie, but it never got better than this. Exquisite

voisjoe1 Aug 03, 2012

Chishu Ryu plays the aging widowed father of a young woman played by the great Japanese actress, Setsuko Hara. The two depend upon each other to make life meaningful, but should the father let the daughter leave the nest and start a new life leaving him to lead a life of loneliness? This is one of the most emotional and great films of the prolific film director, Yasujiro Ozu.

voisjoe1 Aug 03, 2012

Chishu Ryu plays the aging widowed father of a young woman played by the great Japanese actress, Setsuko Hara. The two depend upon each other to make life meaningful, but should the father let the daughter leave the nest and start a new life leaving him to lead a life of loneliness? This is one of the most emotional and great films of the prolific film director, Yasujiro Ozu.

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