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Early Autumn Details


The highly accomplished Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu demonstrates his stylistic touch for deceptive simplicity, rapier wit, and nuances of melancholy in this well-wrought drama about a man in the declining years of his life. Manbei Kohayagawa (Ganjiro Nakamura) has a rich life on three different fronts. He is the head of a brewery that is having problems at the moment, the head of a family in which one widowed daughter needs his help in finding a new mate and the other needs him to help her make the right choice in a future spouse. Manbei has a strong devil-may-care streak and his solution to his burdens at the moment is to look up his old mistress and resume a relationship with her. His decision has unexpected consequences for himself and his family. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Ganjiro Nakamura
as Manbei Kohayagawa
Setsuko Hara
as Akiko
Michiyo Aratama
as Fumiko
Chieko Naniwa
as Tsune Sasaki
Daisuke Kato
as Yanosuke Kitagawa
Reiko Dan
as Yuriko
Yumi Shirakawa
as Takako
Haruko Sugimura
as Shige Kato
Haruko Togo
as Teruko
Hisaya Morishige
as Eiichiro Isomura
Chishu Ryu
as Farmer
Keiju Kobayashi
as Hisao
Akira Takarada
as Noriko's Boy Friend
Yuko Mochizuki


Yasujiro Ozu
Sanezumi Fujimoto
Yasujiro Ozu
Kogo Noda
Asakazu Nakai
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Composer (Music Score)
Tomoo Shimogawara
Art Director