About

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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Directed by

Yasujirō Ozu

Written by

Yasujirō Ozu (Writer)
Kōgo Noda (Writer)

Runtime

134 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

As long as life goes on, relationships between parents and children will bring boundless joy and endless grief.

Cast

Keywords

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Lists

#173 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#5 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#67 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#16 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire