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Early Summer ()

Bakushû (original title)
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

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Noriko Mamiya
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Koichi Mamiya
Chikage Awashima ...
Aya Tamura
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Fumiko Mamiya
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Shukichi Mamiya
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Shige Mamiya
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Tami Yabe
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Takako
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Kenkichi Yabe
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Sotaro Satake
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Nobu Tamura (as Toyoko Takahashi)
Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Nishiwaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomoka Hasebe
Kazuyo Itô ...
Mitsuko Yabe
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Old Uncle
Zen Murase ...
Minoru Mamiya
Tomiko Nishiwaki ...
Tami Yamamoto
Matsuko Shiga ...
Mari Takanashi
Isao Shirosawa ...
Isamu Mamiya
Yoshino Tani
Jun Tanizaki
Yoshiko Tashiro
Kayoko Terada
Eiko Yamada
Tami Yamamoto

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

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Kôgo Noda ... ()
 
Yasujirô Ozu ... ()

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Takeshi Yamamoto ... producer

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Senji Itô

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Yûharu Atsuta

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Yoshiyasu Hamamura

Art Direction by

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Tatsuo Hamada

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Shôtarô Hashimoto

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Taizô Saitô

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Kôzô Yamamoto ... assistant director
Shôhei Imamura ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Kintarô Yamamoto ... set designer

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Yoshiomi Hori ... sound recordist
Yoshisaburô Senoo ... sound
Hayao Usami ... sound effects editor

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Takashi Kawamata ... camera operator
Itsuo Takashita ... lighting technician
Takeshi Yakuwa ... lighting technician

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Don Brown ... english subtitle translation
Ryûji Hayashi ... film development
Tomiji Shimizu ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

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. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Early Summer (United States)
  • Early Summer (World-wide, English title)
  • Early Summer (United Kingdom)
  • Début d'été (France)
  • Été précoce (France)
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Trivia 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. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Tokyo Story (1953). See more »

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