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Late Spring ( Banshun ) (1949) Movie Information

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Yasujirô Ozu


Chishû Ryû
Setsuko Hara
Yumeji Tsukioka
Haruko Sugimura
Hohi Aoki
Jun Usami





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A young woman cares for her father, a widower. While those around her try to convince her to get married, she is happy where she is in life and doesn't want to leave her father. -- Chris Kavan

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Late Spring

In simplicity lies complexity. Every frame in Ozu's dramas is filled with striking still poetry, like showcasing a static, deeply touching and yet understated post-war transition communicated with the simplest of body cues and yet with the most complex emotions. Masterfully stroked and featuring the immortal Setsuko Hara, Ozu becomes the first master to display her astonishing acting versatility, presenting her first as a bigger-than-life young woman with an indestructible smile only to challenge preconceived notions about the characters, subtly escalating a family nest tension that faces imminent separation in the name of life's transcendence. Hence, he becomes the first notable director to ever feature her cry, something that only Naruse would deliver with basically the same heart-punch...

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