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Late Spring Details

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Veteran Japanese writer/director [[Performer~P105319~Yasujiro Ozu~yasujiroozu]]'s second postwar production was 1949's Late Spring or Banshun. [[Performer~P62470~Chisu Ryu~chishuryu]] plays another of [[Performer~P105319~Ozu~yasujiroozu]]'s realistic middle-class types, this time a widower with a marriageable daughter. Not wishing to see the girl resign herself to spinsterhood, [[Performer~P62470~Ryu~chishuryu]] pretends that he himself is about to be married. The game plan is to convince the daughter that they'll be no room for her at home, thus forcing her to seek comfort and joy elsewhere. What makes this homey little domestic episode work is the rapport between [[Performer~P62470~Chisu Ryu~chishuryu]] and [[Performer~P30276~Setsuko Hara~setsukohara]], who plays the daughter. Late Spring is no facile Hollywood farce; we like these people, believe in them, and wish them the best. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 13, 1949

Cast

Haruko Sugimura
as Masa Taguchi
Kuniko Miyake
as Akiko Miwa
Setsuko Hara
as Noriko
Chishu Ryu
as Shukichi Somiya
Yumeji Tsukioka
as Aya Kitagawa
Masao Mishima
as Jo Onodera

Crew

Yasujiro Ozu
Director
Yasujiro Ozu
Screenwriter
Kogo Noda
Screenwriter
Kogo Noda
Book Author
Yuharu Atsuta
Cinematographer
Senji Ito
Composer (Music Score)
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