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The Ceremony Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This well-known film by auteur director Nagisa Oshima offers a humorous and trenchant commentary on trends in Japanese society. Looking through the eyes of a younger son in a lesser branch of an important Japanese family, we see simultaneously the boy's history, the family's history and the history of Japan. This is done by showing important family ceremonies over the years: anniversaries, weddings, funerals, etc. Various factions in the family, which reflect the factions in Japanese society, struggle for superiority. Viewers of this film will find their enjoyment enriched if they have some knowledge of recent Japanese history . ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:February 7, 1974

Cast

Kenzo Kawarazaki
as Masuo
Atsuo Nakamura
as Terumichi
Kei Sato
as Kazuomi
Atsuko Kaku
as Ritsuko
Akiko Koyama
Kei Sato
Atsuko Kaku
as Ritsuko

Crew

Nagisa Oshima
Director
Nagisa Oshima
Screenwriter
Mamoru Sasaki
Screenwriter
Toichiro Narushima
Cinematographer
Keiichi Uraoka
Editor
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