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Tokyo Story ( Tky monogatari ) (1953) Movie Reviews

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04/24/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Tokyo Story

Japan may be the superlative country for creating timeless masterpieces, which may be a daring and controversial statement that may originate debate. However, Yasujiro Ozu reportedly belongs among the greatest directors of all time, exposing simple and honest ideas about life itself in the purest form possible. Tky Monogatari officially ranks as one of the best films ever made in cinema history. The reasons are as abundant and justifiable as they are commonly accepted. In a time where Eastern culture was inspired by tales regarding honor, bravery, existentialism and a strong Buddhist influence in films (specially since the 50's), Ozu directs a strong contender for the most heartwarming, reflexive, humanist and quietly peaceful drama ever conceived within cinema.

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07/02/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Good. Might Be Great. Need to Watch Again

Ive been wanting to see this movie for a while now, since I keep hearing its one of the best movies ever made. I also heard all of Ozus movies are really slowly paced, so I was I kept putting it off. You really have to make the conscious decision that youre going to watch the movie the whole way through no matter what, because about 10 minutes into it I really wanted to change the channel because of how slow the pace was. HOWEVER, it was kind of amazing how emotionally involved I was by the end of the movie. It sneaks up on you. You really get attached to all the characters and their own personal pain. Ive found myself thinking about it a lot after watching it, especially the relationship between the parents and daughter-in-law. I need to watch it again.

I recommend it, but only ...

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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Der beste Film aller Zeiten

Keine Geschichte knnte einfacher sein: Die Grosseltern reisen in die Stadt, ihre Kinder und Enkelkinder zu besuchen. Die allerdings sind beschftigt, was die alten Menschen verrgert. Still, ohne dass es jemand zugibt, verfehlt der Besuch seinen Zweck eines Miteinanders. Nach der Rckkehr stirbt die Grossmutter wenige Tage spter und nun ist es an den Kindern, eine Reise zu unternehmen. Aus diesen Elementen hat Ozu einen der grssten Filme aller Zeiten gemacht; eine Geschichte, die noch lange nachwirkt und tiefe Emotionen weckt. Tokyo Story ignoriert die Momente, die andere Filme gesucht htten: Die grossen Kino-Szenen. Er will nicht unsere Gefhle verstrken, sondern Verstndnis erregen. Tokyo Story erreicht das in einem Masse, dass ich nahezu whrend des gesamten Finales heulen musst...


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04/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Tokyo Story review

There comes a time when one views a film in the right moment of your life in which you can fully relate to and applicable as well. The powerful lines almost sums up the picture: "Be a good son while your parents are alive." and "Isn't life too short though?" An old couple Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama (played by Chishu Ryu and Chieko Higashiyama) visit youngest daughter Kyoko (Kyoko Kagawa) who is unmarried. Widowed daughter-in-law, Noriko (Setsuko Hara) tends to the couple with delight and fervor. There was an irony within the plot which makes the movie more engaging.

Exceptional screenplay with moving lines: Grandfather - "But we can't expect too much from our children. Times have changed. We have to face it."Grandmother - "I'm glad I lived to this day. The world has changed so." ...

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