MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,197 this week

Meshi (1951)

 -  Drama  -  21 September 1984 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 812 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 16 critic

Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 03 May 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 08 Jun 2012
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 31 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
jap
a list of 30 titles
created 09 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Meshi" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Meshi (1951)

Meshi (1951) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Meshi.
9 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Tomu Uchida
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Sachiko Hidari, Kôji Mitsui
Early Summer (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi
Uwasa no onna (1954)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomoemon Otani, Yoshiko Kuga
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shûji Sano, Chieko Murata
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The tale of a 17th century samurai's daughter.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally, a sour widow, Tané, does. The next day, complaining, she takes the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chôko Iida, Hohi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa
Mother (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada
Inazuma (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Mitsuko Miura, Kyôko Kagawa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Uehara ...
Hatsunosuke Okamoto
...
Michiyo Okamoto
Yukiko Shimazaki ...
Satoko Okamoto
Yôko Sugi ...
Mitsuko Murata, Michiyo's sister-in-law
Akiko Kazami ...
Seiko Tomiyasu
Haruko Sugimura ...
Matsu Murata, Michiyo's mother
Ranko Hanai ...
Koyoshi Dohya
Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi ...
Kazuo Takenaka
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Shinzo Murata, Michiyo's brother
Akira Ôizumi
Ichirô Shimizu
Haruo Tanaka
Chieko Nakakita ...
Keiko Yamakita
Sayuri Tanima
Edit

Storyline

Michiyo moved to Osaka two years ago, when her husband Hatsunosuke who works at a stock brokerage was transfered from Tokyo. She wash, cook and clean 365 days a year. All the dreams and hopes she had when they got married five years ago seems to be gone. From here on we follow the everyday life of Mr. and Mrs. Okamoto. Written by MarlicOne {imdb@motechnet.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Married Life  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Glimpse Into An Unhappy Marriage
14 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've said this before in reviews here and I'll say it again: Stesuko Hara is a fantastic actress. She plays a housewife who after five years with her husband Hatsu (Ken Uehara) finds married life to be wanting. A visit from Hatsu's cousin, the very pretty, youthful Satako (Yukiko Shimazahi) brings further tension when she looks to spend time with Hatsu. Michiyo (Ms. Hara) doesn't know what to think, and, coupled with other instances like her husband coming home very drunk, suspects things. At times you see Michiyo clean in a way that suggests obsession, which could very well be just a way to mask the pain. Ms. Hara plays those scenes looking fairly dowdy, but when she dresses up to meet her old girlfriends, she is the radiant beauty that so often graces other great films she has acted in. One of the best things about this film is that during it you know what she should do, but, in a strange way, you don't want her to leave her husband. There are other smaller characters here, and they enhance the film. A fun scene for me was the tour of Osaka which Hatsu and Satako go on. I recently took a tour to Mount Fuji and the guide was exactly the same (except she spoke perfect English). It was just fun to see. Director Naruse, a master, wields a compelling story here and the casting of Setsuko Hara is an excellent choice. She is just wonderful. You can purchase this film with English subtitles in a box set released in the UK of Naruse which also includes "Sound From The Mountain" and "Flowing", as well as a book about the three films. I've not yet watched the other two films, but I will very soon. As for "Repast", I very highly recommend it. The combination of Mr. Naruse and Ms. Hara is inspired, dramatic and eminently watchable.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Meshi (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?