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Nagaya shinshiroku (1947)

A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy who was separated from his carpenter father somehow and somewhere in Kudan. All Tashiro ... See full summary »

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Yasujirô Ozu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chôko Iida ... Otane
Hôhi Aoki Hôhi Aoki ... Kohei the boy
Eitarô Ozawa Eitarô Ozawa ... Father
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Kikuko
Reikichi Kawamura Reikichi Kawamura ... Tamekichi
Hideko Mimura Hideko Mimura ... Okiku
Chishû Ryû ... Tashiro
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Kihachi Kawayoshi
Eiko Takamatsu Eiko Takamatsu ... Tome
Taiji Tonoyama ... Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûichi Kôno Yûichi Kôno
Seiji Nishimura Seiji Nishimura
Fujiyo Osafune Fujiyo Osafune
Yoshino Tani Yoshino Tani
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Storyline

A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy who was separated from his carpenter father somehow and somewhere in Kudan. All Tashiro knows is that the boy and his father came to town from Chigasaki that morning. Despite Tashiro's want to house the kid until they decide what to do more permanently, Tashiro's roommate, Tamekichi, the tenement's head, won't let the kid stay, not liking children and not wanting to get involved. So Tashiro foists the kid onto their neighbor, the widowed Tane, who too protests, she also not liking children and not wanting to get involved. Tane treats the boy with disdain, which only increases by the next morning due to an overnight incident. Amongst the tenement residents, Tane is charged with going to Chigasaki to see if she can find the father or find out what happened to him. On that trip, what she learns by putting the pieces of the story together is that the father purposefully abandoned the boy as... Written by Huggo

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 May 1947 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Historia de un vecindario See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shôchiku Eiga See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Tamekichi: Why are you crying? You didn't much care for the kid from the beginning. Still, you miss him?
Otane: I'm not crying because I'm sad, but because I'm thinking how happy he must be. He wasn't abandoned, after all. His father wasn't heartless as I had imagined, but was a really good father. He went looking everywhere for his son. And he finally found him. When I thought that they can be together now and how happy they must be, I couldn't stop myself from crying.
Otane: [pauses to sob a bit more, then continues] ...
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Beautifully shot, wonderful emotional movie
5 July 2015 | by Alexandre1553See all my reviews

It's such a shame that Ozu wasn't more of an outdoor director, because I've just found out his landscape shots are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. This is one of Ozu's most beautiful movies.

As always, Chôko Iida is absolutely amazing. It's a beautiful story, with a lot of light, funny moments and tender, emotional ones as well. It's not very different from Ozu's pre-war movies, but as such it's equally beautiful. I was somehow disappointed for Ozu not exploring even more the tenement's habitants, but overall I was satisfied with Chôko Iida performance and the tender story of the bond between her and a child.


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