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Tokyo Story-DVD Review 09/02/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Black & white, Drama, Japanese language film, Movies.
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Tokyo Story (Japanese) 1953

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu and Kazuo Inoue
Starring Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara

A quietly powerful story of an elderly couple who leave their rural village to visit their adult children in postwar Tokyo during the early 1950s. The busy children have no time to spend with them, and the parents realize they will not have the visit they hoped for. When the mother falls ill, the couple quietly returns home. The children must soon follow and share grief when their mother dies.

Famed and prolific director Yasujiro Ozu often used themes involving relationships and family issues. A very technical and exacting director, he expected a lot from his actors, many of whom appear in film after film. Check out his page on Wikipedia.

136 min. Unrated.
Restored digital version of original black & white film.

For more information about the DVD:
Tokyo Story – Criterion Collection

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