Late Spring (Banshun) (Directors Suite) (1949)

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Released 1-Jul-2009
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Noriko, played by the radiant Setsuko Hara, is a contented young woman who manages the household for her widowed father Shukichi (Chishu Ryu) in post-war Tokyo. Noriko has little interest in marriage despite the urging of those around her, but Shukichi comes to realise it is his responsibility to oversee a suitable marriage for his daughter. In concert with his sister Masa (Haruko Sugimura), Shukichi begins a campaign to convince Noriko that she cannot remain with him forever, but must start a life of her own.

Directed by the most delicate of filmmakers, Late Spring is a gentle and contemplative glimpse into the private life of an ordinary family, and the competing intergenerational pressures that act upon it.

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Chishu Ryu
Setsuko Hara
Yumeji Tsukioka
Haruko Sugimura
Hohi Aoki
Jun Usami
Kuniko Miyake
Masao Mishima
Yoshiko Tsubouchi
Y˘ko Katsuragi
Toyoko Takahashi
Jun Tanizaki
Ichir˘ Shimizu
Directed by
Yasujiro Ozu
Senji It˘
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Drama 1949 103:29 (Case: 108) 576i (PAL) 4
Full Frame
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)
English, English Alternate Subtitles
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Audio Commentary-Ross Gibson-Professor of Contemporary Arts, Trailer-Ohayo, The River, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Russian Ark, Notes
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