In postwar Tokyo, this household is loving and serene: older parents, their 28-year-old daughter Noriko, their married son, his devoted wife, and two rascally sons. Their only discontent is Noriko's lack of a husband. Society is changing: she works, she has women friends who tease and argue, her brother sees her independence as impudence, she sees it as normal. When her boss suggests that she marry a 40-year-old bachelor who is his friend, all the members of her family press her to accept. Without seeking their advice, and to their chagrin, Noriko determines her own course of action.
Did You Know?
The scene in which Noriko walks with her sister-in-law, Fumiko, to the beach at Kamakura contains the only crane shot in all the extant films of director Yasujirô Ozu
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Husbands are all like that. That's why we don't marry.
That's right, isn't it?
You don't know anything about married life.
Only married people understand.
Once you're married, it's too late to understand.