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Late Autumn ()

Akibiyori (original title)
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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

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Akiko Miwa
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Ayako Miwa
Mariko Okada ...
Yuriko Sasaki
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Shotaru Goto
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Michiko
Shin'ichirô Mikami ...
Koichi
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Soichi Mamiya
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Shukichi Miwa
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Shuzo Taguchi
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Nobuko
Sadako Sawamura ...
Fumiko
Ryûji Kita ...
Seiichiro Hirayama
Fumio Watanabe ...
Tsuneo Sugiyama
Ayako Senno ...
Shigeko Takamatsu
Yuriko Tashiro ...
Yoko
Fujio Suga
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Mutsuko Sakura
Hisao Toake ...
Tanekichi Kuwata
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Sakae Kuwata
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Uketuske no josei
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Sushi-ya no kyaku
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Kazuo
Masahiko Shimazu ...
Tadao
Norikazu Takeda
Tomoka Hasebe ...
Susumu Hattori
Koji Shirotani
Isao Suenaga
Yukari Yamashina
Aiko Ikumi
Kazuko Mitsukawa
Junko Hara
Tami Yamamoto
Kôhei Kawamura
Shôsuke Oni
Zenichi Inagawa ...
(as Yoshikazu Inagawa)

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

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Ton Satomi ... (novel)
 
Kôgo Noda ... (screenplay) and
Yasujirô Ozu ... (screenplay)

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Shizuo Yamanouchi ... producer

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Takanobu Saitô

Cinematography by

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Yûharu Atsuta

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Yoshiyasu Hamamura

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Motoshige Oikawa ... color technician

Production Design by

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Tomiji Shimizu

Art Direction by

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Tatsuo Hamada

Costume Design by

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Toshikazu Sugiyama

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Kazuko Sugiyama ... makeup artist

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Kôzô Tashiro ... assistant director

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Isamu Ishii ... set dresser
Shigeo Ogiwara ... assistant art director
Toshio Takahashi ... set designer

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Mitsuru Kaneko ... sound mixer
Fumio Kurosawa ... sound recordist
Yoshisaburô Senoo ... sound

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Kenzô Ishiwata ... lighting technician
Shôichi Motohashi ... lighting technician
Akira Watanabe ... assistant photographer

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Plot Summary

Family and friends of the late Shuzo Miwa have gathered for his annual memorial service, this one marking the seventh anniversary of his passing. Three of his long time friends - married Shuzo Taguchi, married Soichi Mamiya, and widowed Seiichiro Hirayama - have long known and admitted to each other that they have always been attracted to his widow, Akiko Miwa, who they believe has gotten even more beautiful as she has matured. The three friends take it upon themselves to find a husband for the Miwa's now twenty-four year old daughter, Ayako Miwa, who they believe as beautiful as her mother, and who, as a pure innocent, deserves a good husband. Their self-appointed task is despite them knowing that Ayako does not want them to do so. She doesn't want to get married, at least not yet, as she struggles with her traditional sensibilities in post-war modern Japan. Her first priority as she sees it is to take care of her widowed mother, who would be alone if she were to get married. The differing wants between Akiko, Ayako and the three men are ultimately at odds with each other, and places their relationships on tenterhooks. Ayako's best friend and work colleague Yukiko Sasaki, seeing what is happening, takes it upon herself to ensure that her friend and her friend's mother get what they want from their life following Shuzo's death. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Late Autumn (World-wide, English title)
  • Late Autumn (United States)
  • Fin d'automne (France)
  • Später Herbst (Germany)
  • La Pau d'un dia de tardor (Spain, Catalan title)
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Trivia The original title "Akibiyori" means "Clear autumn day". See more »
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