Tokyo Story (1972)

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Summary: Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, postwar 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. From a simple tale unfolds one of the greatest of all Japanese films. Starring Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, the film reprises one of the director’s favorite themes—that of generational conflict—in a way that is quintessentially Japanese and yet so universal in its appeal that it continues to resonate as one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces. (Janus Films)

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Runtime: 136 min
Production: Shôchiku Eiga
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Languages: English, Japanese
Director Credit
Yasujiro Ozu Director
Writer Credit
Kôgo Noda Writer
Yasujiro Ozu Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Chieko Higashiyama Tomi Hirayama
Chishû Ryû Shukishi Hirayama
Sô Yamamura Koichi Hirayama
Cast Credit
Eijirô Tôno Sanpei Numata
Haruko Sugimura Shige Kaneko
Hisao Toake Osamu Hattori
Kuniko Miyake Fumiko Hirayama - His Wife
Kyôko Kagawa Kyoko Hirayama
Mutsuko Sakura Patron Of The Oden Restaurant
Nobuo Nakamura Kurazo Kaneko
Setsuko Hara Noriko Hirayama
Shirô Osaka Keiso Hirayama
Teruko Nagaoka Yone Hattori
Tôru Abe Train Employee
Toyo Takahashi Shukichi Hirayama's Neighbor
Producer Credit
Takeshi Yamamoto Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: