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Director:
Writers:
Kôgo Noda (screenplay) &
Yasujirô Ozu (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1964 (USA) See more »
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Chishû Ryû ... Shuhei Hirayama

Shima Iwashita ... Michiko Hirayama
Keiji Sada ... Koichi
Mariko Okada ... Akiko
Teruo Yoshida ... Yutaka Miura
Noriko Maki ... Fusako Taguchi
Shin'ichirô Mikami ... Kazuo
Nobuo Nakamura ... Shuzo Kawai
Eijirô Tôno ... Sakuma, The 'Gourd'
Kuniko Miyake ... Nobuko

Kyôko Kishida ... 'Kaoru' no Madame
Michiyo Tamaki ... Tamako, gosai
Ryûji Kita ... Shin Horie
Toyo Takahashi ... 'Wakamatsu' no Okami
Shinobu Asaji ... Youko Sasaki, hisho
Masao Oda ... Dousousei Watanabe
Fujio Suga ... Suikyaku A
Zenichi Inagawa (as Yoshikazu Inagawa)
Matsuko Shiga
Hisayo Komachi
Tami Yamamoto
Kentarô Imai
Daisuke Katô ... Yoshitaro Sakamoto
Haruko Sugimura ... Tomoko
Tsûsai Sugawara ... Dousousei Sugai (special appearance)
Yasuo Ogata ... Dousousei Ogata (special appearance)

Directed by
Yasujirô Ozu 
 
Writing credits
Kôgo Noda (screenplay) &
Yasujirô Ozu (screenplay)

Produced by
Shizuo Yamanouchi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Takanobu Saitô 
 
Cinematography by
Yûharu Atsuta 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshiyasu Hamamura 
 
Production Design by
Minoru Kanekatsu 
 
Art Direction by
Tatsuo Hamada 
Shigeo Ogiwara 
 
Costume Design by
Yûji Nagashima 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôzô Tashiro .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Isamu Ishii .... set dresser
Shigeo Ogiwara .... assistant art director
Toshio Takahashi .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Yoshiomi Hori .... assistant sound
Ichiro Ishii .... supervising sound editor
Yoshisaburô Senoo .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Akira Watanabe .... colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenzô Ishiwata .... lighting technician
Shôichi Motohashi .... lighting assistant
Motoshige Oikawa .... lighting technician
 
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Akiharu Hashimoto .... title designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Sanma no aji" - Japan (original title)
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112 min
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Ozu's Great Swan Song, 19 April 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This is Ozu's last film, and it is wonderful. At first, I wondered if it could be even good. It has similar themes of other, amazing films like "Late Spring" and "Early Summer", both of which had the truly amazing actress Setsuko Hara, who is not in this film. However, this film is just about as great as them, since it has one of the best acting performances of terrific Ozu regular Chishu Ryu. He plays the father, a widower with three children, two sons and a daughter. It is no surprise to me that the daughter Michiko, played by Shima Iwashita and Akiko the daughter in law, played by Mariko Okada, have had such long, varied careers in cinema. They are great in their roles. There is a certain sass to both of them which really comes across in their characters. They are also both beautiful. The story also has a great sideline, in which Mr. Ryu's old friends help out an teacher, nicknamed "The Gourd". From there, you meet the teacher's daughter Tanako, a familiar face to all Ozu fans. I was deeply affected by Tomako, even though her role is small. I feel her sadness and loneliness. Another great scene is when the father meets up with an old armed services buddy and they go to a local bar and play a war march. They are a bit drunk, and they salute. Playing the barmaid is the great actress Kyoko Kishida, star of the great "Manji" and "Woman In The Dunes". I was deeply interested in the lives of these people, and find the film to be just wonderful, displaying the emotions that a great Ozu film possesses. This film is profoundly moving. I would not start with this film as an introduction to Ozu, only because "Tokyo Story", "Late Spring" and "I Was Born, But" are such masterpieces, but this ranks with them. A deeply profound, excellent epitaph from Yasojiro Ozu, one of the greatest directors ever, from anywhere at any time. See it, you will not be disappointed. Rest in peace, Yasojiro Ozu.

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