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Tokyo Twilight ()

Tôkyô boshoku (original title)
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Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.

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Takako Numata
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Akiko Sugiyama
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Shûkichi Sugiyama
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Kisako Aijima
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Noboru Kawaguchi
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Kenji Kimura
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Shigeko Takeuchi
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Seki Sekiguchi
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Yasuo Numata
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Gihei Shimomura, noodle vendor
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Sakae Aiba
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Policeman
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Midwife
Mutsuko Sakura
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Mahjong parlor owner
Kazuko Yamamoto

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

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

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Shizuo Yamanouchi ... producer

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Takanobu Saitô

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Yûharu Atsuta

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Yoshiyasu Hamamura

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Tatsuo Hamada

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Masahiro Shinoda ... assistant director

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Yoshisaburô Senoo ... sound

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Akira Aomatsu ... gaffer

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Don Brown ... english subtitle translation

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Plot Summary

Two sisters live with their father. The younger sister is embroiled in an affair and becomes pregnant. The elder sister has run away from her husband and returned with her child to her parent's home. Both sisters are astonished when their mother, long thought dead, turns up alive. The sisters are even more stunned when they learn what their mother's life has been. Written by Jim Beaver

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Also Known As
  • 東京暮色 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Tokyo Twilight (Canada, English title)
  • Tokyo Twilight (World-wide, English title)
  • Tokyo Twilight (United States)
  • Crépuscule à Tokyo (France)
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  • 140 min
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Trivia This film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 8 critic reviews. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in I Lived, But... (1983). See more »
Quotes Takako Numata: [referring to her younger sister, Akiko] Father, please be more gentle with her. She grew up without knowing a mother's love. That's why she's so lonely.
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