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Banshun ()


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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

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Shukichi Somiya
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Noriko Somiya
Yumeji Tsukioka ...
Aya Kitagawa
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Masa Taguchi
Hôhi Aoki ...
Katsuyoshi
Jun Usami ...
Shôichi Hattori
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Akiko Miwa
Masao Mishima ...
Jo Onodera
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Kiku
Yôko Katsuragi ...
Misako
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Shige (as Toyoko Takahashi)
Jun Tanizaki ...
Seizô Hayashi
Ichirô Shimizu ...
Takigawa's master
Yôko Benisawa ...
Teahouse Proprietress
Manzaburo Umewaka ...
Shite
Nobu Nojima ...
Waki
Ichiro Kitamura ...
Little drum
Haruo Yasufuku ...
Big drum
Soichi Konparu
Tadaichi Aoki ...
Prompter
Nagahiro Yoshida
Seiju Kanze ...
Nô chorus
Shintaro Umewaka ...
Nô chorus
Shizuo Kanze ...
Nô chorus
Seiji Toda ...
Nô chorus
Kozo Fukuda ...
Nô chorus
Shinichiro Takayama ...
Nô chorus
Seinosuke Ishida ...
Nô chorus
Yutaka Aoki ...
Nô chorus
Kinzo Hasegawa ...
Nô chorus
Gazan Hasegawa ...
Nô chorus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikuma Shimada ...
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Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

Written by

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Kazuo Hirotsu ... (based on the novel "Chichi to musume" by)
 
Kôgo Noda ... (screenplay) and
Yasujirô Ozu ... (screenplay)

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Takeshi Yamamoto ... producer

Music by

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Senji Itô

Cinematography by

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Yûharu Atsuta

Film Editing by

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Yoshiyasu Hamamura

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Michiyo Haneta ... assistant editor

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Tatsuo Hamada

Set Decoration by

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Mototsugu Komaki

Costume Design by

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Bunjiro Suzuki

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Hisae Kakizawa ... hair stylist
Toku Sakuma ... key hair stylist
Kingorô Yoshizawa ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Dai Watanabe ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Buichi Saitô ... assistant director
Kôzô Tashiro ... assistant director
Shôkichi Tsukamoto ... assistant director
Kôzô Yamamoto ... assistant director

Art Department

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Makoto Aihara ... assistant property master
Masao Kumagai ... assistant art director
Kakuzô Sasu ... assistant set designer
Kintarô Yamamoto ... set designer
Tetsuji Yamazaki ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Yoshiomi Hori ... sound recordist
Rokusaburô Saitô ... sound effects editor
Hidetaka Sasaki ... sound
Hirofumi Satô ... sound recordist
Yoshisaburô Senoo ... sound mixer
Kôjirô Suematsu ... sound recordist
Ryô Ôfuji ... sound recordist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Akira Aomatsu ... lighting technician
Seiji Inoue ... camera operator
Haruo Isono ... gaffer
Takashi Kawamata ... camera operator
Takeo Matsuda ... camera operator
Motoshige Oikawa ... camera operator
Shigeo Suzuki ... lighting technician
Yoshitsugu Tonegawa ... camera operator

Other crew

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Don Brown ... english subtitle translation
Ryûji Hayashi ... film development
Kôichi Nakamura ... photo printing
Takeo Tajiri ... stage manager
Masao Yagi ... stage manager

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Noriko just recovered from an illness she developed in the war, and now the important question pops up: when will Noriko start thinking about marriage? Everybody who is important in her life tries to talk her into it: her father, her aunt, a girlfriend. But Noriko doesn't want to get married, she seems extremely happy with her life. She wants to stay with her father to take care of him. After all, she knows best of his manners and peculiarities. But Noriko's aunt doesn't want to give up. She arranges a partner for her and thinks of a plan that will convince Noriko her father can be left alone. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Also Known As
  • Late Spring (World-wide, English title)
  • Late Spring (Europe, English title)
  • Late Spring (United States)
  • Late Spring (United Kingdom)
  • La fin du printemps (France)
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  • 108 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia It is the first installment of Ozu's so-called "Noriko trilogy". The others are Early Summer (Bakushu, 1951) and Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari, 1953). See more »
Goofs A camera/dolly shadow is visible on the sidewalk as it follows Noriko walking. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Good Men, Good Women (1995). See more »
Quotes Shukichi Somiya: Marriage may not mean happiness from the start. To expect such immediate happiness is a mistake. Happiness isn't something you wait around for. It's something you create yourself. Getting married isn't happiness. Happiness lies in the forging of a new life shared together. It may take a year or two, maybe even five or ten. Happiness comes only through effort. Only then can you claim to be man and wife.
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