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The Makioka Sisters -- This lyrical adaptation of the beloved novel by Junichiro Tanizaki was a late-career triumph for director Kon Ichikawa.

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Director:
Writers:
Shin'ya Hidaka (writer)
Kon Ichikawa (writer)
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Release Date:
30 December 1983 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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well-made Japanese flick that could have used more energy See more (8 total) »

Cast

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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
Miki Sanjô ... Ohisa
Nobuko Sendô ... Hashidera's daughter
Taeko Shinbashi ... Mrs. Jinba
Kayoko Shiraishi ... Restaurant owner
Fujio Tokita ... Igarashi
Kazunaga Tsuji ... Miyoshi
Yukari Uehara ... Oharu
Michiyo Yokoyama ... Itani
Takao Zushi ... Otokichi's son
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Directed by
Kon Ichikawa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shin'ya Hidaka  writer
Kon Ichikawa  writer
Jun'ichirô Tanizaki  novel

Produced by
Kon Ichikawa .... executive producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shinnosuke Okawa 
Toshiyuki Watanabe 
 
Cinematography by
Kiyoshi Hasegawa 
 
Film Editing by
Chizuko Osada 
 
Production Design by
Shinobu Muraki 
 
Production Management
Takahide Morichi .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Tetsuya Ohashi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kojiro Sahashi .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sasame-yuki" - Japan (original title)
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140 min
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Version of Sasameyuki (1950)See more »

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6 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
well-made Japanese flick that could have used more energy, 3 July 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a gorgeous film to watch--you probably will never see a more beautiful view of Japan as you see of the wonderful cherry blossoms or Japanese Maples around Kyoto and Osaka. So, the cinematography is excellent. However, the story itself seemed awfully flat overall. The writing and acting was decent, but the film needed more energy, heart and a sense of humor for me to care more about the characters. Most of the characters would have surely benefited from a massive dose of this, as the way they were portrayed it was, at times, hard to for me to care about them or sustain my interest in the film. For example, the 3rd daughter (who was the one who repeatedly refused marriage proposals) was a bit of a cipher, as she didn't say very much and just used a lot of facial expressions instead of dialog. The youngest, though a little self-destructive, was probably the easiest to like or at least understand. And the two older sisters were very domineering but needed to be softened a little more--lest they seem too one-dimensional. A decent film, but that's all.

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