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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For a film that sides with the parents, it's not so surprising to learn that 'Yasujiro Ozu' never married and lived dutifully with his mother all his life. See more
[as children get older, they drift away from their parents
Referenced in Stranger Than Paradise