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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The film is notable for its use of the "tatami-mat" shot, in which the camera height is low and remains largely static throughout. See more
[as children get older, they drift away from their parents
Referenced in Youth in Revolt