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
Did You Know?
Although made in the early 50s alongside many other Japanese films now considered classics - Rashomon
(1953) and Gate of Hell
(1953) - this didn't receive US release until 1964, by which time 'Yasujiro Ozu' was already dead. See more
Isn't life disappointing?
Yes, it is.
Referenced in Kings of the Road