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Todake No Kyodai


This early-'40s effort from legendary director [[Performer~P105319~Yasujiro Ozu~yasujiroozu]] prefigures not only the filmmaker's own masterpiece [[Feature~V50260~Tokyo Story~tokyostory]] in terms of mood and story, but also such sprawling family-ensembles as [[Feature~V90204~The End of Summer~earlyautumn]] and [[Feature~V201839~Yi Yi~yiyi]]. Todake No Kyodai (aka The Toda Brothers and Sisters) opens with the titular upper-class family posing for a portrait session, shortly after which Mr. Toda dies of a...more