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Tokyo Family (2013)

Tôkyô kazoku (original title)
In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

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Isao Hashizume ...
Shukichi Hirayama
Kazuko Yoshiyuki ...
Tomiko Hirayama
Masahiko Nishimura ...
Koichi Hirayama
Yui Natsukawa ...
Fumiko Hirayama
Tomoko Nakajima ...
Shigeko, the first daughter
Shôzô Hayashiya ...
Kozo Kanai
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Masatsugu
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Noriko Mamiya
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Shukichi's old friend
Jun Fubuki ...
Woman at the bar
Narumi Kayashima ...
Kyoko Hattori, Widow of Shukichi's friend
Ryûichirô Shibata ...
Minoru Hirayama
Ayumu Maruyama ...
Isamu Hirayama
Chika Arakawa ...
Yuki
Mai Nishida
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An old married couple Shukichi Hirayama and Tomiko live on a small island in the Inland Sea. They go to Tokyo. The couple have 3 children. The eldest son Koichi runs a hospital. The first daughter Shigeko runs a beauty salon. The second son Shuji works in stage art. The families ask the parents to take a rest in Tokyo, but the parents do not like staying in Tokyo. One day, Tomiko visits Shuji's apartment. There, Tomiko is introduced to Shuji's fiancé Noriko, but Tomiko collapses at Koichi's house. Written by anonymous

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Yôji Yamada's remake of Ozu's Tokyo Story is a modern masterpiece of this classic Japanese story
22 October 2014 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

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watched an amazing film this morning… just when i was trying to get to sleep after another "up till sunrise" night… it's called Tokyo Family by Yôji Yamada, a tribute to legendary Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu and his most famous film, Tokyo Story from 1953… it's quite similar in idea, where older parents from a country sea side town come to Tokyo to visit their kids / grand kids, but no one really has time for them… Tokyo has this high paced way of living, while in the country the old folks just kick back and enjoy life go by…

the relationship between the father and son reminded me of my situation with dad who recently passed away - my personality & outlook in life is like mine while the fathers is like my dad… also there's a death in the film where the whole family has to go thru, very sudden like dad's circumstances…

it destroyed me, but in a good way cause it allowed be to grieve a bit more, cause I've been resisting it a bit since dad's funeral… it really is a heart breaking film, and like death it is hard for all family members to endure… in the film the funeral & wake were very beautiful, respectful… all the family got together like we all did… it finishes on a positive note that life must go on, the father becomes more accepting of the son & vice versa… thru this death in the family they break their stand off between each other and bond in their own unique way…

instant 9/10 & keen to watch it again… u should too, to see the contrasts between generations, traditions & cities… old times compared to modern times… something that will be timeless, just like Yamada modernising the Ozu 50s masterpiece with another masterpiece that will be also treasured for generations to come…


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