Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (Directors Suite) (1959)

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A Film by Yasujiro Ozu

Ozu's underrated masterpiece Floating Weeds is yet another example of the great director's artistic precision and incomparable style.

One sultry summer's day, a small traveling Kabuki theatre company, led by their star actor, Komajuro, arrives in a sleepy seaside town in southern Japan. But it soon becomes obvious that Komajuro has ties to this town, leaving the troupe to visit with his former lover and her teenaged son, Kiyoshi, who has been led to believe that Komajuro is his uncle.

In the meantime, Komajuro's current mistress, Sumiko, is seething with jealousy. To exact her revenge, Sumiko pays a fellow actress, Kayo, to seduce Kiyoshi, knowing full well that Komajuro would not want his son mixed up with such a wanton woman. But when Kayo and Kiyoshi fall in love, Komajuro finds himself caught in a difficult position: how should he exert his authority while keeping his true relationship with Kiyoshi a secret?

DVD Special Features

Audio commentary by Dr. Wendy Haslem, Lecturer in Film at the University of Melbourne

Original theatrical trailer

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Ganjiro Nakamura
Machiko Ky˘
Ayako Wakao
Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Haruko Sugimura
Hitomi Nozoe
Chishű Ryű
K˘ji Mitsui
Haruo Tanaka
Yosuke Irie
Hikaru Hoshi
Mantar˘ Ushio
Kumeko Urabe
Directed by
Yasujiro Ozu
Kojun Sait˘
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Drama 1959 114:09 (Case: 119) 576i (PAL) 4
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Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)
English, English Alternate Subtitles
Audio Commentary-by Dr. Wendy Haslem, Lecturer in Film at the Uni. of Melb., Theatrical Trailer-Original theatrical trailer, Trailer-Directors Suite trailers
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