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Late Spring (Banshun)

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Starring (View all)
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
Kuniko Miyake Kuniko Miyake
Akiko Miwa
Masao Mishima Masao Mishima
Jo Onodera


Written by
Kôgo Noda Kôgo Noda
(screenplay) and
Yasujiro Ozu Yasujiro Ozu
(screenplay)


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8 years, 8 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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6 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 18 17:20
'Late Spring' is one of three films that make up the Noriko Trilogy. The others being Yasujiro Ozu's masterpiece 'Tokyo Story' and 'Early Summer', this film being the first of the three and 'Tokyo Story' being the last. Eventually getting through enough of Ozu's work to give him an even higher appraisal than when being blown away by 'Tokyo Story' and 'An Autumn Afternoon' some years ago, it is my ... read more
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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
Tags: Japan (11), 1940s (10), Drama (8), Japanese (6), 1949 (5), Marriage (5), Family (4), Asian (4), Sacrifice (4), Father (3), Fidelity (3), Widower (3), Slice Of Life (3), Bw (3), Black & White (3), Daughter (2), 40's (2), Language Japanese (2), East Asia (2), Retro Asian (2)
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“'Late Spring' is one of three films that make up the Noriko Trilogy. The others being Yasujiro Ozu's masterpiece 'Tokyo Story' and 'Early Summer', this film being the first of the three and 'Tokyo Story' being the last. Eventually getting through enough of Ozu's work to give him an even higher appraisal than when being blown away by 'Tokyo Story' and 'An Autumn Afternoon' some years ago, it is my feeling that he is one of the greats even if his films require patience.

It is very easy to see why 'Late Spring' is considered one of his best and its critical acclaim is more than richly deserved. While 'Tokyo Story' is still my personal favourite of Ozu's films, 'Late Spring' is an extremely close second and has everything that makes that film the masterpiece that it is. Like his othe” read more

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