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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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Plot:
An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins See more »
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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)
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Directed by
Yasujirô Ozu 
 
Writing credits
Kôgo Noda (screenplay) &
Yasujirô Ozu (screenplay)

Produced by
Shizuo Yamanouchi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Takanobu Saito  (as Kojun 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
 
Other crew
Akiharu Hashimoto .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sanma no aji" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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Director Trademark: [Yasujirô Ozu] [Static Camera]There is not a single camera movement in the entire film, as in many Ozu's last films.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Let This Movie Gently Win You Over, 28 January 2010
Author: madcardinal from Connecticut, United States

A sensitive film which observes a widower and his family as they navigate through their days and nights in post-WWII Japan, a place where etiquette and custom are still important and individuality counts for less than it does in the U.S.A. We witness a world where unmarried women are expected to take care of their partner-less fathers and brothers.

This film features excellent use of color, especially the placement of yellows and reds.

"An Autumn Afternoon" grows on you as you slowly, steadily work your way into the lives of Mr. Hirayama and his family; it's as if the camera were a guest gaining the acceptance of the major characters.

Will Mr. Hirayama come upon his own personal autumn afternoon - a state of philosophical clarity where he can discern things soberly and make a wise and compassionate decision?

A must-see for devotees of Japanese cinema, director Ozu, and those who love quiet, gentle films.

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