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Films & Other Videos

Films with: Ryū, Chishū

Akibiyori Late autumn /
Similar in theme to Ozu's earlier film "Late Spring," the child character of that film is now portrayed as the parent in this tale of mother and daughter relationship.
DVD 12791
Bakushū Early summer /
The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own.
DVD 3365
Banshun Late spring /
The story of a widower and his daughter who through devotion to him is getting past a marriageable age. The father pretends to marry a young wife so his daughter will feel less obligated to stay with him. She marries and he prepares to live the remainder of his life alone.
DVD 4233
Chichi arikii There was a father /
After the death of his wife, a school teacher raises his son alone in Kanazawa. One day the father accompanies his students on a field trip and one of the students is fatally injured. Taking responsibility for the accident, the father puts his son in a boarding school and goes to work in a factory in Tokyo. The son grows up to become a teacher and eventually meets his father again. He expresses his desire to quit his job, move to Tokyo and live together with his father. The father is horrified at this idea and admonishes his son to return to his work and not put his own feelings above his responsibilities.
DVD 9072
Higanbana Equinox flower /
In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman with traditional views is faced with a modern-minded daughter and her nontraditional fiance.
DVD 12790
Kinoshita and World War II
[Disc 1]: Port of flowers ( Hana saku minato ) -- Two con men arrive in a seaside town to swindle the locals, but soon they have a crisis of conscience (1943) [Disc 2]: The living magoroku ( Ikite iru Magoroku ) -- Under pressure form neighbors, a wealthy family must decide if they want to cultivate soil that hasn't been tilled for centuries in order to aid the war effort. (1943) [Disc 3]: Jubilation street ( Kanko no machi ) -- A close community must evactuate their beloved neighborhood. (1944) [Disc 4]: Army (Rikugun) -- A young man is shipped off to war, and his mother and father have different reactions. (1944) [Disc 5]: Morning for the Osone family ( Osone-ke ashita ) -- After Japan's unconditional surrender, this family drama functions as an angry indictment of Japanese imperialism. (1946).
DVD 10794
Kohayagawake no aki The end of summer /
A story examining the lives of three sisters who are dismayed to see their aging father let his business falter while he enjoys a second childhood with his former mistress.
DVD 12792
Ohayō Good morning /
Satiric comedy in which two young brothers refuse to talk until their parents agree to buy them a television set. Set in a 1950s residential suburb of Tokyo.
DVD 1683
Sōshun
A salaryman in postwar Tokyo has an illicit affair with an officemate in this sensitive portrait of a fragile marriage.
DVD 12788
Tōkyō boshoku Tokyo twilight /
Two sisters struggle with a host of family issues, including the loss of their mother, an unwanted pregnancy, and marital difficulties.
DVD 12789
Tōkyō monogatari Tokyo story /
Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her.
DVD 3386
Ukigusa
An aging actor returns to the town where his son lives, who has believed all these years that he is his uncle rather than his father.
DVD 8127