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Suzaku (1997)

Moe no suzaku (original title)
Depicts the dissolution of a small family in a remote Japanese timber village.

Director:

Naomi Kawase

Writer:

Naomi Kawase
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jun Kunimura ... Kozo
Machiko Ono Machiko Ono ... Michiru
Sachiko Izumi Sachiko Izumi ... Sachiko
Kôtarô Shibata Kôtarô Shibata ... Eisuke (as Kotaro Shibata)
Yasuyo Kamimura Yasuyo Kamimura ... Yasuyo
Aidan Nguyen Aidan Nguyen ... Akihiko
Kazufumi Mukohira Kazufumi Mukohira ... Eisuke (childhood)
Sayaka Yamaguchi Sayaka Yamaguchi ... Michiru (childhood)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chiyoko Baba Chiyoko Baba
Kengo Baba Kengo Baba
Takahiro Hagata Takahiro Hagata
Teruo Hanaya Teruo Hanaya
Kyôko Hatayama Kyôko Hatayama
Naoyuki Hatayama Naoyuki Hatayama
Miyuki Hiraya Miyuki Hiraya
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Storyline

Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the family. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Suzaku See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,770
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Lyrical and beautiful
3 July 2003 | by h0bkn0bSee all my reviews

It's been a number of years since I've seen this film, but since no-one else has commented on it, I thought it was worth saying: This is a lyrical and beautiful film. It is classically Japanese in its stylism: Slow moving and quiet (with the ever present humming of cicadas in the background), taking full advantage of the location - Unspoilt mountain beauty captured in splendid panorama shots and vivid colour. The tale of a family slowly being forced away from their traditional life-style is told with moving poignancy. I found Moe no suzaku to be richly satisfying and encourage you to get your hands on it if possible.


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