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Late Spring (Banshun) (1949)

Late Spring
8.6 Rating
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8.2 IMDB rating

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Chishu Ryu

Chishu Ryu

Shukichi Somiya
Setsuko Hara

Setsuko Hara

Noriko Somiya
Yumeji Tsukioka

Yumeji Tsukioka

Aya Kitagawa
Haruko Sugimura

Haruko Sugimura

Masa Taguchi
Hohi Aoki

Hohi Aoki

Katsuyoshi
Jun Usami

Jun Usami

Shôichi Hattori
Kuniko Miyake

Kuniko Miyake

Akiko Miwa
Masao Mishima

Masao Mishima

Jo Onodera


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Kazuo Hirotsu

Kazuo Hirotsu

Kôgo Noda

Kôgo Noda

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1 year, 3 months ago at Feb 2 21:16
One of the most amazing films on romance. This movie challenges the issues behind arranged marriage in Japan.
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Noriko is 27 years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay taking care of her father.
Release date: 21 July 1972
Japan (11), 1940s (9), 1949 (6), Marriage (5), Drama (5), Sacrifice (4), Family (4), Japanese (4), Bw (3), Slice Of Life (3), Black & White (3), Widower (3), Fidelity (3), Father (3), Asian (3), Language Japanese (2), Daughter (2), East Asia (2), Retro Asian (2), 40's (2)
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