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Sanma no aji
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An Autumn Afternoon -- Though widower Shuhei Hirayama has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter, a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure.

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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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What a swan song! See more (20 total) »

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
 
Other crew
Akiharu Hashimoto .... title designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Sanma no aji" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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The last film directed by Yasujirô Ozu.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What a swan song!, 21 July 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I have seen many visually beautiful and emotionally moving films, but not as many recently. An Autumn Afternoon is one of those primary examples. Meditative in its pacing it is, but it is never dull. How everything is made and written really makes an interesting and very rewarding experience indeed. It is incredibly well made to start off with, the camera is kept at low angles and is still, but for me this allowed me to explore and really admire the scenery and the framing which are very elegantly done. Kojan Siato's score is one of those soothing and unobtrusive scores that helps the audience to connect with An Autumn Afternoon's gentle mood. How An Autum Afternoon is written is also exceptional, as well as the gentle tone, the story has this great warmth, wisdom and humanity. As well as Ozu's meticulous as ever direction what is also great about An Autumn Afternoon is the lead performance, Chishu Ryu's performance is dignified and altogether very touching. In conclusion, not just one of the cinema's greatest swan-song but a masterpiece of a film also. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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