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Tokyo Story


Chish? Ry?, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura View All


Yasujir? Ozu (Screenplay), Yasujir? Ozu (Director), K?go Noda (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 3rd, 1953
Runtime: 2 hours, 17 minutes
The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.
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Older couple Shukichi (Chishu Ryu) and Tomi (Chieko Higashiyama) decide to take a trip to visit their adult children in Tokyo.
Mr Minio
After all, Ozu's films are, or at least this film - Tokyo Story is, pretty straightforward.
The films show us the emotions and the reasoning of both the children and the parents in these situations and against all logic, we still feel more empathized with the elderly.
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