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Early Summer Details


Writer/director Yasujiro Ozu combines two of his favorite themes--the culture clashes in modern Japan and the emergence of the independent Japanese woman--in Early Summer (Bakushu). Setsuko Hara plays a young woman of the post-war era who is promised in an arranged marriage. But too much has happened in the world and in the girl's own life to allow her to agree to this union without protest. The characters in Early Summer are neither remote historical personages nor distant foreigners. They are types as easily recognizable in Japan as in any country, and this commonality enhances the universal appeal of this austere film. Yasujiro Ozu collaborated on the script of Early Summer with Kogo Noda. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 3, 1951


Setsuko Hara
as Noriko
Chishu Ryu
as Koichi
Chikage Awashima
as Aya Tamura
Kuniko Miyake
as Fumiko
Ichiro Sugai
as Shukichi
Seiji Miyaguchi
Toyoko Takahashi
Chieko Higashiyama
as Shige
Haruko Sugimura
as Tami Yabe
Chieko Higashiyama
as Shige


Yasujiro Ozu
Yasujiro Ozu
Kogo Noda
Yuharu Atsuta
Senji Ito
Composer (Music Score)