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Fumiko Hirayama - his wife
Oden-ya no onna
Rinka no saikun (as Toyoko Takahashi)
Aparto no onna
Minoru Hirayama - Koichi's son
Isamu Hirayama - Koichi's son
Biyouin no joshu
Biyouin no kyaku
Biyouin no kyaku
Geshuku no seinen
Kanka no otoko
Noriko's office boss
Ryokan no jochuu
Ryokan no jochuu
Onomichi no ishi
|Kôgo Noda||...||(scenario) and|
|Ryûji Hayashi||...||film development|
|Osamu Takahashi||...||assistant director|
|Kouzou Yamamoto||...||assistant director|
|Shôhei Imamura||...||second assistant director (uncredited)|
|Setsutarô Moriya||...||set dresser|
|Toshio Takahashi||...||set designer|
|Yoshiomi Hori||...||sound assistant|
|Mitsuru Kaneko||...||sound engineer|
|Takashi Kawamata||...||assistant camera|
|Itsuo Takashita||...||lighting technician|
|Takeshi Yakuwa||...||lighting assistant|
|Tomiji Shimizu||...||script supervisor|
|Don Brown||...||english subtitle translation|
- Shochiku (1953) (Japan) (theatrical)
- Shochiku Home Video (2003) (Japan) (DVD) (box-set)
- Shochiku Home Video (2007) (Japan) (DVD)
- Aito Mäkinen & Co (1964) (Finland) (theatrical)
- British Film Institute (BFI) (2010) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (re-release)
- Carlotta Films (2018) (France) (theatrical) (re-release) (restored version)
- Contemporary Films (1965) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (subtitled)
- Gutek Film (2010) (Poland) (theatrical)
- Sherlock Films (2003) (Spain) (theatrical)
- Svensk Filmindustri (SF) (1964) (Sweden) (theatrical)
- trigon-film (2007) (Austria) (theatrical)
- trigon-film (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
- trigon-film (2007) (Switzerland) (theatrical) (re-release)
- A Contracorriente Films (2013) (Spain) (DVD)
- BFI Video (2010) (United Kingdom) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
- Ciné+ (2021) (France) (tv)
- DeAPlaneta (2003) (Spain)
- Epoca (Argentina) (VHS)
- Gutek Film (2012) (Poland) (DVD)
- Leopardo Filmes (2013) (Portugal)
- Madman Entertainment (2005) (Australia) (DVD)
- Madman Entertainment (2006) (New Zealand)
- Mainostelevisio (MTV) (1966) (Finland) (tv)
- New Yorker Films (1972) (United States) (subtitled)
- Raro Video (2005) (Italy) (DVD)
- Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
- Sandrews (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
- Shochiku Home Video (2013) (Japan) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
- Tartan (2004) (United Kingdom) (DVD)
- The Criterion Channel (2019) (United States) (tv) (digital)
- The Criterion Collection (2003) (United States) (DVD)
- The Criterion Collection (2013) (United States) (DVD)
- Yleisradio (YLE) (1981) (Finland) (tv)
- Yleisradio (YLE) (2005) (Finland) (tv)
- trigon-film (2007) (Switzerland) (DVD)
- trigon-film (2013) (Switzerland) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
Elderly couple Shukishi and Tomi Hirayama live in the small coastal village of Onomichi, Japan with their youngest daughter, schoolteacher Kyoko Hirayama. Their other three surviving adult children, who they have not seen in quite some time, live either in Tokyo or Osaka. As such, Shukishi and Tomi make the unilateral decision to have an extended visit in Tokyo with their children, pediatrician Koichi Hirayama and beautician Shige Kaneko, and their respective families (which includes two grandchildren). In transit, they make an unexpected stop in Osaka and stay with their other son, Keiso Hirayama. All of their children treat the visit more as an obligation than a want, each trying to figure out what to do with their parents while they continue on with their own daily lives. At one point, they even decide to ship their parents off to an inexpensive resort at Atami Hot Springs rather than spend time with them. The only offspring who makes a concerted effort on this trip is Noriko Hirayama, their widowed daughter-in-law, whose husband, Shoji Hirayama, was killed eight years earlier in the war. Following the vacation, each child comes to some conclusion of their general behavior toward their parents, not only on this trip but throughout their entire adult lives. For some, this realization may come too late. Written by Huggo
|Taglines||As long as life goes on, relationships between parents and children will bring boundless joy and endless grief. See more »|
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|Trivia||The film is notable for its use of the "tatami-mat" shot, in which the camera height is low and remains largely static throughout. See more »|
|Goofs||At timer mark 1:45:46, when the children are visiting their mother at home and leave the room to talk with the father in an adjoining room, just as they sit on the floor, you see the shadow of the boom-mic just drop into the scene and back out again, just over the sons head on the top right of the screen. This shadow is well into the frame against the edge of what appears to be a bookshelf and should not be considered a masking mistake of the projectionist. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in Tokyo-Ga (1985). See more »|
[after the rest of the family had left]
I think they should have stayed a bit longer.
Noriko: But they're busy.
Kyoko: They're selfish. Demanding things and leaving like this.
Noriko: They have their own affairs.
Kyoko: But you have yours too. They're selfish.
Noriko: But Kyoko...
Kyoko: Wanting her clothes right after her death. I felt so sorry for poor mother. Even strangers would have been more considerate!
Noriko: But look Kyoko. At your age I thought so too. But children do drift away from their parents. A woman has her own life, apart from her parents, when she becomes Shige's age. She meant no harm I'm sure. They have to look after their own lives.
Kyoko: I wonder: I won't ever be like that. Then what's the point of family?
Noriko: But children become like that, gradually.
Kyoko: Then... you, too?
Noriko: I may become like that in spite of myself.
Kyoko: Isn't life disappointing?
Noriko: Yes, it is.
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