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4 May 1990 (USA) See more »
An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sumiko Kurishima ... Tokiko, madam in Kojimachi
Tatsuo Saitô ... Komiya
Michiko Kuwano ... Setsuko
Shûji Sano ... Okada
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Sugiyama
Chôko Iida ... Chiyoko Sugiyama
Ken Uehara ... Movie star
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Mitsuko, widow in Denen-chofu
Masao Hayama ... Fujio
Tomio Aoki ... Tomio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitsuko Higashiyama ... Tokyo geisha
Yaeko Izumo
Kazuko Komaki ... Tokyo geisha
Yoshiko Kuhara ... Tokyo geisha
Mitsuyo Mizushima ... Tokyo geisha
Tomoko Naniwa ... Tokyo geisha
Utako Suzuki
Yasuko Tachibana
Kimiyo Ôtsuka ... Tokyo geisha
Kenji Ôyama

Directed by
Yasujirô Ozu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Akira Fushimi 
Yasujirô Ozu  (as James Maki)

Original Music by
Senji Itô 
Cinematography by
Yûharu Atsuta 
Hideo Shigehara 
Film Editing by
Kenkichi Hara 
Set Decoration by
Tatsuo Hamada 
Yoshiatsu Hino 
Costume Design by
Taizô Saitô 
Makeup Department
Sueko Suzuki .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuo Ishikawa .... assistant director
Hamao Negishi .... assistant director
Nobuo Nishikawa .... assistant director
Kôzaburô Yoshimura .... assistant director
Art Department
Yakichi Otani .... set designer
Sound Department
Takeo Dobashi .... sound
Tsugutoshi Maeda .... sound recordist
Takamitsu Ootani .... sound recordist
Rokusaburô Saitô .... sound effects editor
Yoshisaburô Senoo .... sound
Yasushi Takayama .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Toshio Koshizuka .... assistant photographer
Toshimitsu Nakajima .... gaffer
Takeshi Saitô .... assistant photographer
Seiju Sakurai .... assistant photographer
Other crew
Hidesaburô Fujioka .... title designer
Masamiki Hiroki .... text photography
Kazuo Maejima .... archivist
Toshimi Nassho .... film development
Taro Sasaki .... stage manager

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Also Known As:
"Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka" - Japan (original title)
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71 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
OZU Comedy, 9 January 2009
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This is a comedy from Ozu from the mid 30's, which takes a while to get to the heart of the story but, once there, reveals an interesting premise. a niece named Setsuko, who is still a minor (she is probably 20, she is no child) goes to live with her uncle who is a doctor and her somewhat severe aunt. She is quite liberated, she smokes and takes her uncle to a geisha house when he was supposed to be golfing. The aunt eventually finds out and confronts them. This is a slice of life from Ozu when he was still honing his eventual brilliant skills on family stories. Not as essential as his best, it is still good and its only 71 minutes. If you're new to Ozu watch these films first: Late Spring, I Was Born But, Autumn Afternoon and, of course, Tokyo Story. This is a good film, with Ozu's patented long shots and camera angles. I enjoyed watching it.

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