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An Autumn Afternoon ()

Sanma no aji (original title)
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

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Shuhei Hirayama
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Michiko Hirayama
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Koichi
Mariko Okada ...
Akiko
Teruo Yoshida ...
Yutaka Miura
Noriko Maki ...
Fusako Taguchi
Shin'ichirô Mikami ...
Kazuo
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Shuzo Kawai
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Sakuma, The 'Gourd'
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Nobuko
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'Kaoru' no Madame
Michiyo Tamaki ...
Tamako, gosai
Ryûji Kita ...
Shin Horie
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'Wakamatsu' no Okami
Shinobu Asaji ...
Youko Sasaki, hisho
Masao Oda ...
Dousousei Watanabe
Fujio Suga ...
Suikyaku A
Zenichi Inagawa ...
(as Yoshikazu Inagawa)
Matsuko Shiga
Hisayo Komachi
Tami Yamamoto
Kentarô Imai
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Yoshitaro Sakamoto
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Tomoko
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Dousousei Sugai (special appearance)
Yasuo Ogata ...
Dousousei Ogata (special appearance)

Directed by

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Yasujirô Ozu

Written by

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Kôgo Noda ... (screenplay) &
Yasujirô Ozu ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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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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Minoru Kanekatsu

Art Direction by

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Tatsuo Hamada
Shigeo Ogiwara

Costume Design by

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Yûji Nagashima

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kôzô Tashiro ... assistant director

Art Department

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

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Yoshiomi Hori ... assistant sound
Ichiro Ishii ... supervising sound editor
Yoshisaburô Senoo ... sound recordist

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Akira Watanabe ... colorist

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Kenzô Ishiwata ... lighting technician
Shôichi Motohashi ... lighting assistant
Motoshige Oikawa ... lighting technician

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Akiharu Hashimoto ... title designer

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Plot Summary

In the early 60's in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a former captain from the Japanese navy that works as a manager of a factory and lives with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his son Kazuo in his house. His older son Koichi is married with Akiko that are compulsive consumers and Akiko financially controls their expenses. Hirayama frequently meets his old friends Kawai and Professor Horie, who is married with a younger wife, to drink in a bar. When their school teacher Sakuma comes to a reunion of Hirayama with old school mates, they learn that the old man lives with his daughter that stayed single to take care of him. Michiko lives a happy life with her father and her brother, but Hirayama feels that it is time to let her go and tries to arrange a marriage for her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Yasujiro Ozu's Last Film See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Taste of Saury (Japan)
  • An Autumn Afternoon (United States)
  • An Autumn Afternoon (World-wide, English title)
  • Le goût du saké (France)
  • Tarde de otoño (Spain)
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  • 113 min
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Trivia Director Trademark: [Static Camera] There is not a single camera movement in the entire film, as in many of Ozu's films. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in I Lived, But... (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Gunkan kôshinkyoku See more »
Crazy Credits The film title and credits are set against a backdrop of painted fronds. Generally Yasujirô Ozu films have the credits placed before a backdrop of plain sackcloth. See more »
Quotes Shuhei Hirayama: [to himself, last lines] Alone, eh?
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