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Japan, 1959
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu
With Ganjirô Nakamura, Machiko Kyō, Ayako Wakao
Approx. 119 min. 35mm print courtesy of Japan Foundation.
In Japanese with English subtitles

“Ganjirô Nakamura brings his third-rate Kabuki troupe to a tiny fishing village, home to old flame Haruko Sugimura and their son, to the jealous rage of Nakamura’s present partner and co-star Machiko Kyō — who has a plan for ingénue Ayako Wakao and that “nephew.” Ozu’s remake of his own silent hit, with atmospheric color photography by the great Kazuo Miyagawa.


“The most physically beautiful of all of Ozu’s pictures.”
– Donald Richie

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