An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality Written by
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Because of Ozu's style of shooting at eye-level from the floor, all the sets had to be constructed with ceilings. See more
[as children get older, they drift away from their parents
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