MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,263 this week

A Last Note (1995)
"Gogo no Yuigon-jo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 June 1995 (Japan)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 108 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Yoko is a famous actress who goes to a mountain chalet for a few days rest. There, she learns a secret from her companion Toyoko.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 24 Oct 2010
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Last Note" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Last Note (1995)

A Last Note (1995) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Last Note.
17 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Toshiya Fujita
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Miwa Saitô
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôichi Satô, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Mie Kitahara, Nobuko Otowa, Rentarô Mikuni
Ôkami (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Sanae Takasugi, Taiji Tonoyama
Gin shinju (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Hiroyuki Nagato, Jûkichi Uno
Joyu (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Chikako Hosokawa, Shinsuke Ashida
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Eiko Shinya, Keiko Takeshita
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jûkichi Uno, Ichirô Sugai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Seijirô Kôyama
Stars: Yoshiko Mita, Hiroshi Mikami, Tatsuya Nakadai
Onna no issho (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Koreya Senda, Jûkichi Uno
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suo
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu, Naoto Takenaka
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Haruko Sugimura ...
Yoko Morimoto
Nobuko Otowa ...
Toyoko Yanagawa
Hideo Kanze ...
Fujihachiro Ushiguni
Kyoko Asagiri ...
Tomie Ushiguni
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Police
Mitsuko Baishô ...
Naoko Yazawa
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Daigoro
Tomomi Seo ...
Akemi
Katsumi Kiba ...
Prisoner
Kôichi Ueda ...
Chief Police
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Saburo Morimoto
...
Koji Kiyokawa
Akaji Maro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junichi Aota
Masaru Baba
Edit

Storyline

Yoko is a famous actress who goes to a mountain chalet for a few days rest. There, she learns a secret from her companion Toyoko.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 1995 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Last Note  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rather odd but humorous movie, with echoes from Chekhov
29 February 2000 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

This is a by turns humorous, poignant, and bizarre story of an elderly actress, Youko, who is visited by an old friend, Tomie...or rather, Tomie, who is now senile, is brought to Youko's retreat in the countryside by her doting husband. Youko and Tomie once appeared together in some Chekhov plays, including The Seagull and Three Sisters.

Kind of hard to recommend this one highly, though there is some nice humor throughout most of it, and the acting isn't too bad. But the behavior of Tomie, who is supposed to be senile, is highly implausible, and numerous scenes don't work at all. The pallbearers carrying the casket out of the ocean is especially weird. Presumably it's being imagined by one or both of the women watching--but it's filmed with far too much realism.

The young actress (forget her name) seems to be present only for some gratuitous nudity...she doesn't get a chance to do much other than take off her clothes.

Clearly the screenwriter has a thing about Chekhov...for there are touches from both the two plays mentioned in this story. Particularly the way Youko has put her own career ahead of her own husband, now deceased, with results she is only now discovering, paralleling the story in The Seagull. The two young newlyweds going on their honeymoon to Moscow and beyond is another not-so-subtle (or plausible) nod to APC.

I suspect there may not be an English dubbed or subbed version of this movie.


0 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Last Note (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?