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The Makioka Sisters (1983)
"Sasame-yuki" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  30 December 1983 (USA)
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This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms. It paints a vivid portrait of the pre-war lifestyle of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Keiko Kishi ...
Tsuruko Makioka
Yoshiko Sakuma ...
Sachiko Makioka
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Yukiko Makioka
Yûko Kotegawa ...
Taeko Makioka
Jûzô Itami ...
Tatsuo, Tsuruko's husband
Kôji Ishizaka ...
Teinosuke, Sachiko's husband
Toshiyuki Hosokawa ...
Hashidera
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Itakura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takenori Emoto ...
Higashiya
Jun Hamamura ...
Otokichi
Jun Hashizume ...
Soldier
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Seitaro Jinba
Kazuya Kosaka ...
Nomura
Kuniko Miyake ...
Tominaga's aunt
Akemi Negishi ...
Mrs. Shimozuma
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This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms. It paints a vivid portrait of the pre-war lifestyle of the wealthy Makioka family from Osaka, and draws a parallel between their activities and the seasonal variations in Japan. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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A charming, beautiful film based on a great novel.
31 July 2001 | by (Irvine, CA) – See all my reviews

One should first read The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki to better understand this film. It is a very great novel about the life of four middle-class sisters in Osaka, Japan in the 1930's. The book describes in great detail the many subtleties of life in Japan which a Westerner can miss understanding in the film. The film rather closely follows the book and is very beautifully photographed.


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