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Moe no suzaku (1997)

Depicts the dissolution of a small family in a remote Japanese timber village.

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Credited cast:
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Kozo
Machiko Ono ...
Michiru
Sachiko Izumi ...
Sachiko
Kôtarô Shibata ...
Eisuke (as Kotaro Shibata)
Yasuyo Kamimura ...
Yasuyo
Aidan Nguyen ...
Akihiko
Kazufumi Mukohira ...
Eisuke (childhood)
Sayaka Yamaguchi ...
Michiru (childhood)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chiyoko Baba
Kengo Baba
Takahiro Hagata
Teruo Hanaya
Kyôko Hatayama
Naoyuki Hatayama
Miyuki Hiraya
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Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the family. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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1 November 1997 (Japan)  »

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Lyrical and beautiful
3 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's been a number of years since I've seen this film, but since no-one else has commented on it, I thought it was worth saying: This is a lyrical and beautiful film. It is classically Japanese in its stylism: Slow moving and quiet (with the ever present humming of cicadas in the background), taking full advantage of the location - Unspoilt mountain beauty captured in splendid panorama shots and vivid colour. The tale of a family slowly being forced away from their traditional life-style is told with moving poignancy. I found Moe no suzaku to be richly satisfying and encourage you to get your hands on it if possible.


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