Tokyo Story - Criterion Collection (1953) Japan
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Director:Kazuo Inoue, Yasujiro Ozu
Producer:Takeshi Yamamoto
Writer:Kôki Takaoka
Rating:4.5 (53 votes)
Date Added:2010-01-17
Genre:Family Drama
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Features:Black and White, Special Edition
Kazuo Inoue, Yasujiro Ozu  ...  (Director)
Kôki Takaoka  ...  (Writer)
Chishû Ryû  ...  
Chieko Higashiyama  ...  
Sô Yamamura  ...  
Ineko Arima  ...  
Chikage Awashima  ...  
Tags: Buddhism Drama Asia

Summary: Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari)" 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, however, 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.